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Edward John Powers

of Little Rock, AR, 1946 - 2017

Edward John "Eddie" Powers, 71, of Little Rock passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 en route to his new Heavenly Home. He was born January 16, 1946 in Little Rock, Arkansas to John Patrick and Edna Lea Redding Powers. He attended Holy Souls Elementary, graduated from Catholic High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree from UALR. He was a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church.
Eddie was retired from the Federal Government, I.R.S. division. He embraced his retirement by doing all his favorite things; reading, working his Sudoku, waking to daily Mass on EWTN, then watching all his cooking and sports shows. His all time favorite television show was NCIS. He was a dedicated pet owner, an avid Razorbacks fan and loved being at his home; especially on Sunday mornings having a late breakfast and reading the newspaper. Eddie was a good man.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 19 years, Sunny Wilkie "Susie" Powers; four stepchildren and their spouses; 11 grandchildren; brother, Donald Lee Powers (Marcia); sisters-in-law, Wilmadene and Mary Kay Powers; and numerous special nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and other extended family. He is also survived by his birds, Stinker and Keet; dogs, Jake and Lil Bit; cats, Shadow, Flo, and Hal; and four fish. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marianne Powers; brothers, John Patrick Jr., Thomas Joseph, and Richard Michael Powers; his beloved dog, Jack Black and numerous other pets.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church, Catholic High School for Boys or any animal rescue group or charity. A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, August 27, 2017 followed by a Rosary Service at 4 p.m., at Smith – North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m., Monday, August 28, 2017 at Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church, 1003 N. Tyler Street, Little Rock. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. Online obituary at

Published August 26, 2017

North Little Rock Funeral Home
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