Obituaries & Tributes
Jessie Willard Powers
date of birth July 20 1940
date of death August 19 2019
Jessie was born in Trenton, New Jersey to Ernest and Lilly Powers. He was one of 10 children. He is proceeded in death by both parents and brother Jimmy.
He is survived by wife Ruth of 56 years.
Daughter Karen Grovom + Husband Evan
Son Kenneth + Wife Savanna
Grandchildren: Ashley + Chris Grovom
Forrest + Mikaela Warnock
Mackenzie + Mac Neal
Aiyanna + Logan Powers
Great Grandchildren-Dexter, Laegatha, Finlee and Addie + fun, faithful dog “Cerbie”
Brothers: Billy + wife Mary in Virginia
Raymond + Betty in North Carolina
Ernie + Lou Ann in West Virginia
Wayne + Brenda in West Virginia
Freddy + Barbara in West Virginia
Sisters:Shirline + husband Buddy in West Virginia
Patty Saltz in South Carolina
Cindy Crotty in Virginia
as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He passed away at his home in Forest Grove, OR, where he was surrounded by his family after a long illness.
He enjoyed all of his family, travel, going on road trips to check out the casinos with our friends Don & Mary of 40+ years.
He liked spending time at the beach and going out to eat.
He also enjoyed doing yard work when he was in good health, watching movies and word search games.
He served in the National Guard, also the Army.
He worked for the forestry, planting trees in the Tillamook burn area. He also worked in the plywood mill on the blimp base in Tillamook as well as the Tillamook General Hospital.
After moving to the Portland area, he worked at Providence St. Vincent Hospital.
5 tribute candles have been lit
Candle lit by Staff at Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by KAREN GROVOM You where the best dad a daughter could ask for. I love and miss you more than you will ever know
Candle lit by Vicky Taylor Jesse was the sweetest man. He was filled with humor and love. He will be greatly missed.
Candle lit by Louise Hopkins I am so very sorry for all of you! I knew that he was sick but had no idea he was so bad! Having been through it, I know it is very hard on everyone! I love all of you, and Praying that God is with all of you!
Candle lit by Christy Schell