August 16, 1960 - October 1, 2021
Thomas Lee Powers, also known as Tom, age 61, of Lower Alloways Creek, passed away peacefully October 1, 2021 in his home. Tom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in November. He fought the disease hard while always keeping a positive attitude. Tom was a Salem County native born on August 16, 1960. He graduated from Salem High School in 1978. He retired from the Penns Grove School district as a custodian. Tom had many hobbies that included fishing and metal detecting. He was an avid collector of many things; his favorites including antique bottles, old coins and pen knives. He loved animals, especially his two chihuahuas Ziggy “H.P.” and Moo-Moo. He also enjoyed going to yard sales, auctions and to football games with his friends. He was a die-hearted Philadelphia Eagles Fan. Tom was known as a great father and grandfather and a kind hearted soul who made friends anywhere he went. He was well known everywhere, especially at Walmart, which was like a second home to him. Tom is survived by his mother Lois Bell, his three children Christina Powers, Jennifer Barber and Brianne Powers, his only grandchild Leah Powers, the mother of his children Wanda Mack, his siblings Raymond and Angel Perry and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his two step fathers Thomas Perry, Sherley “Champ” Powers and his siblings Harry, Bobby, Sonny and Shirley Powers. A visitation will be held on October 11 from 9:30 am to 11 am at Ashcraft Funeral Home located at 740 South Broadway, Pennsville, NJ with a service beginning at 11 am. Interment will follow at the Baptist Cemetery on York Street in Salem, NJ.
Thomas Lee Powers, also known as Tom, age 61, of Lower Alloways Creek, passed away peacefully October 1, 2021 in his home. Tom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in November. He fought the disease hard while always keeping a positive... View Obituary & Service Information
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