John R. Powers, Sr.

Husband, Father, and Grandfather John Powers entered fully into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. He was 62.

John was a devout hunter, lifetime member of the NRA, and loved preparing for countless weekends in the woods. He enjoyed every part the process from scouting to cooking wild game. John was an avid gun collector and loved teaching and sharing his knowledge of hunting and firearms with those around him. He was an automobile enthusiast who loved working on and building cars. After his 33-year career in the automobile industry, he enjoyed spending time picking back up his love of woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.

John was loyal and trustworthy and always thought of himself as a comedian, bringing joy to those around him. 

John is survived by his loving wife, Charlene Powers; three children, Tavia Clark (Bob Clark), John Powers (Joy Powers), and Jennifer Holt (Tyler Holt); three step children, Amelia Spruill, Melissa Moss, and Weston Elliott (Jessi Elliott); his grandchildren; his mother Sandra Van Syoc; two sisters; and two brothers.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for John on Saturday, April 30, 2022, 3pm at New Day Church located at 110 Corporate Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Powers family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at To plant a tree in memory of Mr. Powers, please visit