Charter Member | Past Commandant - 1997

Born: 15 Mar 1934 Swampscott, Massachusetts
Died: 13 Aug 2007 Montgomery, Alabama

POWERS, Robert Francis, 71, a resident of Montgomery since 1980, passed away suddenly at his home, Sunday, August 14, 2005.

Mr. Powers, a practicing attorney, was on the faculty of the Air War College, Maxwell AFB, and Troy State University until he retired in 1994 to practice law full time. A memorial mass will be held Thursday, August 18, 2005, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's with a reception following in the church hall. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2005, from 5-7 p.m. at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be announced later.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughters, Virginia Cox, Lisa Brooks, Cynthia Powers, Donna Ward; son, Christopher Powers; 12 grandchildren; brother, Richard; a niece and several nephews.

Dr. Powers received his undergrad degree from Boston College, a graduate degree from The Navy Post-graduate School; a PhD from the United States International University and a Juris Doctorate from Jones School of Law. He served in the US Marine Corp until 1974. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign War, American Legion, Alabama Bar Association and the Montgomery County Bar Association.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Montgomery Retired Officers Scholarship Foundation, 7743 Halcyon Forest Trail, Montgomery, AL 36117, or Boston College General Scholarship Fund, Office of Advancement, Moore Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, would be appreciated.

Alabama Heritage Directing

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Aug. 18, 2005