Carl was born in Pax Branch, West Virginia, on August 8, 1930, to Harry and Mercedes (Gooding) Powers. He died on March 29, 2015, at the age of 84.
Carl enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950 and was honorably discharged in 1954. He retired as vice president of Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Co. in 1992.
He was predeceased by his parents; granddaughter, Molly Kate Powers; brothers, Paul and James Powers; and son-in-law, Richard Hull. Surviving are his wife of nearly 61 years, Helen; son, Douglas (Kelly) Powers; daughter, Lee Ann Hull; granddaughter, Olivia Jane Powers; grandsons, Ryan and Jonpatrick Powers; sister-in-law, Sandra Powers; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Noon on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sierra Rose Farms Healing Hearts with Horses Foundation, 5953 W. Cutler Rd., DeWitt, MI 48820 or Nevus Outreach, Inc., 600 SE Delaware Ave., Suite 200, Bartlesville, OK 74003.