of Quitman, AR
May 18, 1935 - August 16, 2021
Robert "Bob" Landis Powers of Quitman, Arkansas, passed away on August 16, 2021. Bob was born May 18, 1935 to Jewell Stayton and Edward Powers in Independence, Missouri and was the youngest of four children. Bob married Rose Ann Bukaty June 12, 1954, and settled in Independence, Missouri where they had three children, Michele (Toni), Teri and Joe. Bob was employed by the Vendo Co. in Kansas City, Missouri for nearly 20 years. He worked his way into management, becoming a Superintendent of sheet metal fabrication. Bob moved his family to Arkansas in 1977 and worked for an additional 18 years at Polyvend and AmTran in Conway, Arkansas. He also had several small businesses over his lifetime. He owned a fleet of vending machines and Hope Hill Dog Kennel, breeding Siberian Huskies. Following retirement, Bob drove a school bus for elementary school children. Later, he and his wife, Linn, became permanent RVers and camp hosts in several states including Toad Suck, Arkansas, the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, and Saint Mary, Montana. While living in Montana, Bob drove a shuttle bus in Glacier National Park transporting tourists and exchange students on the iconic, Going-to-the-Sun Road. Bob and Linn retired from RV life and settled in Quitman, Arkansas, starting another business, Hope Hill Farm. Left to cherish his memory are, his loving wife of over 40 years; V. Linn Powers, two sons; Joe Powers (Sonia) of Little Rock, Arkansas, Billy Martin (Crystal) of Texas, two daughters; Michelle Holcomb (Marc) of Grain Valley, Missouri, Teri Herr (Tim) of Maple Valley, Washington, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one brother; William Powers of Blue Springs, Missouri, one sister; Tress Yates of Spokane, Washington and by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceding Bob in death are his parents, wife; Rose Ann Powers, one sister; Jess Perry, and daughter-in-law Danna Powers.A graveside service for Bob Powers will be held Monday, August 23rd, 2021 at 10 A.M at McNew Cemetery near Greenbrier, Arkansas. You may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/greenbrier.
Lots of Power left out there. Love from St.Anns Parish family.
Hi Michelle, Terri, Joey, sorry to hear about your dad. I loved both your parents, they could not have been better to me! We had so much fun playing at your house and your mom and dad putting up with me being there all the time! Hope you guys are all doing ok, I know it’s tough. Take care, if your ever in town send me an email and maybe we can grab lunch or something. Love you guys, Jeff Kleoppel.
Linn, I'm so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing! You, and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Linn we were suprised to hear about Bob , hated that we lost touch with you both . We sure enjoied our times together . Fly high Bob you are with the Angels now