David A. Powers

December 04, 1939 ‒ January 10, 2019

Marion, Ohio

David A. Powers, age 79, of Marion, died Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the Kingston Residence.

On December 4, 1939, David was born in Marion, Ohio, the seventh of eight children of the late Harold B. and Myrtle I. (Sealy) Powers.  Growing up, he took pride in delivering the Marion Star for 5 years, earning their delivery with distinction award.  He also was raised in the Wesley United Methodist Church and graduated from Marion Harding High School in the class of 1957.

Following graduation, David served his beloved country in the U.S. Army, a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Upon his honorable discharge, David returned home to Marion, where he met his bride to be, Barbara Warwick.  They were married on May 31, 1968, and shared over 43 wonderful years together.  She preceded him in death on April 29, 2012.

David worked for the Marion Power Shovel, U.S. Postal Service, California Security, and he retired from Marion Steel.  He also was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Marion.

An avid bowler, David enjoyed competing in numerous leagues, often bringing home the winning trophy.  He also loved playing cards, and exploring on his computer.

To David, his family was his world. They did everything together, especially loving eating out and traveling to the lakes as a family.  David was kind hearted man, who will be remembered for his cantankerous, ornery sense of humor.

David will be missed by his daughter, Heidi Lee Powers of Marion; two brothers: Richard “Dick” Powers of Marion, and H. Phillip Powers of Esko, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including his wife and parents, David was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Dawn Rae Powers; and five siblings: Lois, Hazel, Thelma, Lloyd and Gene.

His family will greet friends from 1 – 2 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion.  Services honoring his life and military honors provided by the Marion County United Veterans Council will follow there at 2 pm.  Burial will follow in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org/donate).

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve David’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.