A funeral service to celebrate the life of Jesse Gene Powers, 73, of Lugoff, will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Eric Boone will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Hardshell Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hopital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Jesse died Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Born in St. Paul, NC, he was the son of the late Edna Powers. Jesse retired from Southlake Transportation, where he worked as a truck driver for over 40 years. He then went on to work with Allied Universal Security Service. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, as well as an avid fisherman and gardener. He loved driving his tractor.
Jesse is survived by his wife, Shirley Porter Powers; daughter, Cynthia Christine Powers of Alabama; stepdaughter, Misty Smith of Lugoff; stepson, Trey Smith of Lugoff; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Jesse was predeceased by his stepson, Johnny O’Cain; brother, Elbert Powers; and sister, Eloise Powers.