September 18, 1959 - June 9, 2021
Robert Elliott Powers, age 61, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at his home. Bob, or Rep as he was known to family and close friends, was born September 18, 1959 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. He was the third of four children born to Robert L. Powers and Sandra (Crippin) Powers Doty. Rep grew up in Garnett, attending grade school and high school, graduating in the class of 1978. During high school he was a medal winning wrestler. Following high school he attended Emporia State University and then moved to Arkansas City and took a position with Rubbermaid, working for Crane Tile after work where he learned the trade that eventually led to the creation of his own successful company, Powers Tile. For the last five years he has lived in Garnett, continuing to share his love of tile work with his nephew, Rob Mills and helping his sister Mary care for two of her grandchildren. Rep was an avid outdoorsman with a real love of nature. He loved deer hunting, fly fishing and other outdoor pursuits. He was known for his love of cooking and eating anything deer - deer chili was his specialty. He was never without one of his trusted and much loved dog companions, Rio, Casey Joe, Molly and Gunner. Through the years he took joy and fun out of his relationships with his niece and nephews who have many stories to tell about their Uncle Rep and the interesting conversations and experiences they had with him. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and brother-in-law Sheldon Gedrose. He is survived by his sisters, Vicki and husband Bob Mills, and Mary Gedrose of Garnett; niece and nephews, Malia Duncan, Eric Callahan, Chris and wife Michelle Callahan, Rob Mills, Brian Gedrose and Kevin Gedrose; great nieces and nephews, Haley Gedrose, Ava Mills, Vega Mercer, Audrey Callahan, Teagan Callahan, Braiden Gedrose, Bentley Gedrose, Cabryn Gedrose , Caden Anderson, Cameron Gedrose, and Brinnley Callahan; his step father, Richard Doty; and his much loved black lab, Gunner. A Celebration of Life will take place on Rep's birthday, September 18, in Garnett where his family and friends will share the many stories and memories they have of his life. You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
Robert Elliott Powers, age 61, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at his home. Bob, or Rep as he was known to family and close friends, was born September 18, 1959 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. He was the third of four... View Obituary & Service Information
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