Deer Isle – Robert (Bobby) Kenneth Powers, 74, died October 25, 2018, at a local hospital after a long battle with cancer. Born on March 29, 1944, in Stonington, ME, he was the son of Phyllis (Billings) Powers and Lloyd Powers.
Bobby attended school in Stonington. After graduation, he went lobstering with his grandfather (Almond C. Billings), worked at a boatyard in Blue Hill and at Vicks IGA Store in Stonington.
Bobby was devoted to his twin brother, Richard. For 25 years they owned and operated Twins Service in Deer Isle. After retiring from the service station business, he and his brother started a care taking business and a construction business building cottages, renovating old farm houses and building studios for local artists as well as operating an automobile detailing business.
He and his brother were well known as honest, organized and skilled workers, always giving a full days work for a full days pay. Many friends and family will remember the good times and dinners and picnics at “the house next to the garage” and watching Bobby drive the 1981 Oldsmobile and Dickie drive the 1964 Chevy Impala in the Deer Isle 4th of July parade for many years. Together Bob & Dickie made many trips to Virginia and Florida, always making many friends as they went.
Bobby is survived by his twin brother, Richard (Dickie) Powers and brothers Norman Powers & his wife Betsey (Hupper), and Douglas Powers & his wife Tammy (Hutchins), sisters Jacqueline Carter Sackett and Alda Craig and many nephews, nieces and cousins. Bobby was predeceased by his brother Lloyd Powers.
Friends may visit with the family from 10-12 on Saturday November 3rd at the Church of Jesus Christ Sunset Restoration Church, Deer Isle. Funeral service will follow. Interment will be private (family only) at Mt. Adams Cemetery, Deer Isle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Bobby’s memory to the Building Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ Sunset Restoration and sent to Judy Shepard, 302 South Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle, Maine 04627.
Service: 12 noon, Saturday, November 3, 2018, Church of Jesus Christ Sunset Restoration Church, Deer Isle