Clark Powers (Brightwood Ruritan)

Clark Powers was

a member of the

Brightwood Ruritan Club

Obituary from the Daily Progress website:

Clark Thompson Powers, 81, of Madison, Virginia, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his residence. He was born on February 14, 1933, in Mount, Virginia, to the late Winter and Annie Tulloss Powers.

Mr. Powers attended Oak Grove United Methodist Church. He was very active in the community serving as Vice Chairman of the Madison County School Board, Regional School Board Member, Brightwood Ruritan Club and the Madison County Board of Supervisors. He was very active in the Madison County Lions Club where he established The Madison Award and served in many capacities, including President.

He was a district manager for Life of Georgia and later owned and operated Powers Insurance Agency, Inc. in Ruckersville from 1974 until 2008.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, G. Gifford Hall Powers; two sons, Warren Lee Powers and his wife, Sarita, and Matthew Bromley Powers and his wife, Kimberly.

Additional survivors include his grandsons, Ryan Steele Powers, Noah Christian-Hall Powers and Caleb Marshall Powers; his granddaughters, Camryn Thompson Powers, Abigail Renae Powers, Kendall Lee Powers, and Bethany Erin Powers; and one sister, Mary Catherine Bray Palmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, W.D. “Buddy” Powers.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 6 until 8 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Ryan Funeral Home with the Reverend Ed Morris and the Reverend David Flack officiating. Interment will follow in Culpeper National Cemetery (New).

The family would like to thank Hospice of the Piedmont for their love, compassion and care they gave to Mr. Powers and his family during this time.

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

An online guestbook is available at ryanfuneral dot com. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy., Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911. Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, is handling the arrangements.