Bobby Kim Powers, age 60, a lifelong resident of Carrollton and devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018.
He was born January 21, 1958, the son of the late Bobby Hall Powers and the late Barbara Ann Beavers Powers. He served as an electrician at Georgia Power for almost 35 years where he was presented a Rolex watch for his many years of service as a committed, loyal and dependable employee. Due to his hard work and dedication, Kim was very blessed to retire at the young age of 53 in order to spend time with his family.
As a child Kim loved being around friends and always wanted everyone to have fun. He had one of the first swimming pools in the neighborhood at his childhood home on Tyus-Carrollton Road. His home was the central point for gatherings with friends and family.
Even in his adolescent years, Kim was caring, thoughtful and honest. One day, he and a couple of buddies were up to no good, fish-tailing their cars down a dirt road and ended up running through a fence. They panicked and decided to leave before they were caught. However, it drove Kim crazy knowing he had damaged someone else’s property. He quickly returned and left a note to the owner letting him know he would repair the fence. That’s just the kind of guy he was, even at such a young age – honest and forthright.
Looking back on his young adult years, friends all think of Kim as having the coolest car – a gold 1978 Pontiac Trans Am with a T-top. He went to work right out of high school for Georgia Power and pinched pennies for years to save up enough money to buy his beautiful hot rod.
He was a jack-of-all-trades – even helping build his own house. Family and friends could always count on him to show up as soon as possible whenever they needed a handy man. Kim loved to work with his hands, constantly having a project around the house. Most of his projects were centered on building something the family could enjoy together. His family says that Kim seemed to make things come to life – by his actions, by his hands and by his love.
Kim adored his family, especially his wife Cindy. They were inseparable, very rarely doing anything without one another. They enjoyed regular trips to Sam’s Club, listening to his favorite Jimmy Buffet songs while riding in the jeep, and spending time at their pool house in Carrollton and their beach house in Panama City.
He loved nothing more than spending time with his family, cruising in the Jeep, floating around in the pool, watching Bryn play golf, watching the sunset while sitting on the beach and taking grandkids fishing and on golf cart rides around the pasture.
Kim was always so patient, laid back, easy-going and he truly loved people. He always had a smile on his face, always happy and carefree.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Grimm Powers; daughters, Brooke (Andy) Johnson and Kristen (Matthew) Huckeba; son, Bryn (Rebecca Payne) Powers; and grandchildren, Drew and Will Johnson and Emery, Blair and Luke Huckeba.
A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join us as we celebrate the life of Kim Powers on Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at Old Camp United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronny Brannen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made at https://www.gofundme.com/kim-powers-stroke-victim-support or to Community Foundation of West Georgia, 807 S. Park Street, Carrollton, GA 30117. The family wishes to use the funds raised to support families of open-heart patients who have suffered a stroke.
Cremation services are being provided by Hutcheson's Memorial Chapel & Crematory of Buchanan.