Corporal
Edward Doyle Powers
U. S. Army

October 12, 1943 - December 15, 1968
Palacios Cemetery
Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas


Gold Star Mother
Ima Jean Pate Powers Wallace
 
 

 

 

Location on the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington, D. C.

Panel 36W   Line 026


Palacios Native Killed in Action in Vietnam

25-year-old Palacios native has been killed in action in South Vietnam.

PFC Edward Doyle Powers, husband of Mrs. LoVonne Powers of Houston and son of Eldon Powers of Houston, was killed about Dec. 15. Powers and members of his platoon had been missing in battle since that date.

Funeral services are pending the arrival of the body from Vietnam. PFC Powers will be buried in Palacios with full military honors. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Besides his father and wife, Powers is survived by one son, Keith, 3 and two aunts, Mrs. Laure Harvey of Bay City and Mrs. Cleddie Harvey of Palacios.

Powers' wife is expecting her second child in February.

PFC Powers had served with the 7th Infantry in Vietnam since his assignment there in September of this year. He was a member of a rifle platoon.

The Daily Tribune
 


Military Funeral Set For Powers

A full military funeral will be held in Palacios Saturday for Pfc. Edward Doyle Powers, 25, killed in action in South Vietnam Dec. 15.

Funeral services are set for 3 p. m. at the Palacios Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Palacios Cemetery.

Powers is survived by his wife, Mrs. LoVonne Powers of Houston; one son, Keith Powers of Houston; his father, Eldon Powers of Houston, and two aunts, Mrs. Laure Harvey of Bay City and Mrs. Cleddie Harvey of Palacios.

Powers had been in Vietnam since early September.

The Daily Tribune, December 27, 1968
 


POWERS

POWERS, Edward Doyle, 25, killed in South Vietnam Dec. 15. Funeral set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Palacios Funeral Home, burial in Palacios Cemetery. Powers is survived by his wife, Mrs. LoVonne Powers of Houston; one son, Keith Powers of Houston; his father, Eldon Powers of Houston; and two aunts, Mrs. Laure Harvey of Bay City and Mrs. Cleddie Harvey of Palacios.

The Daily Tribune, December 27, 1968
 


POWERS

Funeral services for Eldon C. Powers of Houston were held at the First United Methodist Church in Palacios Saturday, May 29, at 4 p.m. with Rev. Carl L. W. Israel officiating. Burial was in the Palacios Cemetery.

Son of Frank J. and Elsie Shumaker Powers, he was born in Palacios on January 9, 1923. He was a construction painter and had been a member of Painters' Local 130 in Houston for 28 years. He died in a Houston hospital on May 27 after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas Eldon Powers in 1966 and Cpl. Edward Doyle Powers in Viet Nam in 1968.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Powers of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Fern Harvey of Palacios and Mrs. Fay Harvey of Houston; two brothers, J. Elbert Powers and Wilbur W. Powers, both of Port Neches; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
 

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