Curtis Ernest Powers Jr.


Curtis Ernest Powers Jr., 88, of Bennett, died Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, December 23, 2022, at Beulah Baptist Church, Bennett, with Dr. Neal Jackson and Rev. Robert Kidd officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Curtis was a native of Randolph County and a lifelong resident of Bennett. He was a retired farmer and also worked as a custodian at Chatham Central High School. Curtis was a member of Beulah Baptist Church for 88 1/2 years.

“Papaw,” as he was fondly called by all who knew him and loved him, found his greatest joy and purpose in serving others. He always found time to visit with the lonely or sick; he loved spending time in his woodshop making chairs for the newest community members, and he prayed without ceasing for the church family he dearly loved. His other hobby was hunting. He said it taught him a lot about patience, but it also gave him time to fellowship with others.

Mr. Powers loved without end. His greatest legacy is left in the ministry he had in serving others. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Kennedy Powers, daughter, Susan Powers, son, Michael Powers, and his parents, Curtis Ernest and Alta Jones Powers.

Surviving are his sons, Philip Powers, and wife, Valerie, of Bennett; Tim Powers, and wife, Patricia, of Archdale; grandchildren, Rachel Henley and husband David, Ashley Loehr and husband Josh, great-grandchildren, Brent Henley, Reagan Henley, Anna Henley, Jackson Loehr, and Emmett Loehr.

Visitation was held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, at Beulah Baptist Church, Bennett, and other times at the home of Philip and Valerie Powers, 8611 Curtis Powers Road, Bennett, N.C. 27208.

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Arrangements were by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Ramseur.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, N.C. 27361.