Jimmie Dale Powders

Jim “Chili” Powders, 67, resident of Henryetta, passed away peacefully in his home in Henryetta, on Friday, Dec. 1. Jim was born July 1, 1950, in Bartlesville to Archie Ervin and Wilma Jean (Cowan) Powders.

Jim married Lynn Padgett, his soul mate and best friend, on Sept. 5, 1980, at his parent’s residence. They resided in Henryetta.

Jim had found memories as a young teenager of working at the E.C. Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch, where he became closely acquainted with Mick Foreman and his family. He had many memories and stories to tell about driving for E.C. when the businessmen came to the ranch.

Jim was employed at Charlie Ruth Ford as a mechanic for 17 years. In 1986, Jim and Lynn opened up Jim’s Auto Service. They owned and operated it until 2016, when Jim retired. During his retirement, he and Lynn enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren.

Jim’s favorite thing to do was competing in the Mud Races. Jim, Lynn, and their grandson, Caden won several trophies competing. All that knew Jim, knew he was a one of a kind man, always willing to help those in need, if he was able to. He enjoyed working on cars and trucks and teaching his kids, grandkids, and nephews his trade. Jim was always there to help with any mechanical issues, or those early morning calls from Datson (John) Grigsby, needing pulled out of Hoffman Bottoms, on more than one occasion!

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Wilma Powders; brothers, Tommie Ray Powders, David Dewayne Powders, and Archie Lee Powders; sister, Pamela Jean Mull; and a very special brother-in-law, Bill Mull.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Lynn of the home; daughter Amanda Daylynn Powders and fiancé Jeff Owens and their son, Caden Blaine; son, Colby Powders and wife Jaime and their children, David Nathan, Kekoa, Kainalu, Anuhea, Kunane, Kawehi, Lee and wife Rachel, and soon to be great granddaughter, Gracie Adeline (due March 2018); son, Jimmy Powders Jr. and his children, Zack, Mya, Ethan, Hunter, and Chase; grandson, Riley Floyd; special grandchildren, Timmy Brooks and Tehani and Tiamani Aguilar, whom he loved dearly; a very special nephew, Datson (John) Grigsby; and one sister, Sue Powders. 

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Tulledega Baptist Church located at 3000 West Main in Henryetta with Bro. Dale Huckabay officiating. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jim’s life.

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