Graveside military funeral services for R.T. Powers Jr., 82, of Lake Brownwood and Rockport, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Eastlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Artie Woodcox officiating. Services are under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

He passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, in Brownwood.

R.T. was born on Feb. 23, 1925, in Lometa to R.T. and Eva Jennings Powers. R.T. served his country in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps from June 1943 until November 1945. During that time he served in the 12th Air Force in North Africa and the 15th Air Force in Italy. He married Faye Roberts of Dayton, Ohio, in 1947. She died in 1997. He married Wanda Cox Gray on April 2, 1998, in Fredericksburg.

R.T. was a partner in Groves & Powers Insurance Adjusters in Oklahoma City for 30 years before retiring and moving to Rockport in 1980. He was a licensed pilot with instrument and instructor ratings.

He was a member of the H.A. McFarland Masonic Lodge # 1338 in Odessa, the Scottish Rite Temple of Houston, and First Baptist Church of Rockport.

R.T. is survived by his wife Wanda, of Lake Brownwood; a stepdaughter, Beverly Stewardson and husband Tom of Brownwood; a sister, Elsie Woodcox of Buckeye, Ariz.; two nieces, Barbara Franks and husband Olen of Brownwood and Tami Spearman and husband Rick of Brownwood; two nephews, Joe B. Kerby and wife Margaret of Zephyr and Artie Woodcox and wife Rachael of Buckeye Ariz.; an uncle, W.T. Powers of Austin; four stepgrandchildren, Sam Stewardson and wife Laura of Brownwood, Ben Stewardson and wife Amy of Frisco, Hilary Stewardson of Austin, and Joe Stewardson and wife Meridith of Abilene.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Betty Jo Powers.

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