Jerry D. Powles Sr.

Jerry D. Powles Sr.

Jerry D. Powles Sr., 74, of Dongola, died Saturday, March 7, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born on July 27, 1945, in Waukegan, the son of Joseph Eli and Reba Jordan Powles.  

He married Mary Kennedy on Aug. 23, 1985.  

Mr. Powles worked for BFI (Browning-Ferris Industries) in the Chicago and Waukegan areas and retired from the Teamsters Union after 30 years of service.  Later he worked part-time for ROE for 14 years.  

He loved fishing and camping. He was a member of the Mill Creek Baptist Church.

Mr. Powles is survived by his wife, Mary Powles of Dongola; sons Jerry (Keli) Powles Jr. of Antioch, Tommy (Leticia) Powles of Columbia, S.C.; grandchildren Scotty Powles, Kyle Powles, Allyssa (Shane) Clapsaddle, Ashlen Powles and Addison Powles; a brother, Marvin (Sandra) Powles, and a sister, Joyce (Michael) Lynch, both of Dongola. He had a furry friend, Shay Shay.

Mr. Powles was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Jodean Johns.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola.

Funeral services for Jerry Powles will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at the funeral home, with Bob Richardson officiating.  Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery near Dongola.

Memorials can be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

Crain Funeral Home in Dongola is in charge of arrangements.

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