William C. Powers (Chief), 82, died Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 14, 1936 in Toledo. Bill was a 1954 graduate of Central Catholic High School and retired from the City of Toledo Fire Department where he served as Deputy Fire Chief for 28 years from 1960-1988. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, cars and boating. He loved the sun.
Bill is survived by his children, Suzette (Bob) Swartz, Laurette (Steve) Sinay, Bill Powers (Teri Fowler) and Lynette Powers; grandchildren, Christina, Stephanie, Bobby Swartz, Emily, Melissa and Michael Sinay; great-grandchildren, Kadin, Emma Hunter, Dominic, Reed Hadley and Haisley; siblings, Bob Powers, Butch Pace (Jan) and Patricia Wade (Jim); brother-in-law and sister-in-law Doug (Carol) Young; caregiver Connie Thompson; and his faithful K9 companion, Lolo. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Laurabell (Mariea) Powers and his wife, Lois.
Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Friday, November 30, 2018, from 2-8 p.m. with the Last Alarm Service at 7 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Ignatius Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Toledo Firefighters Museum or Promedica Hospice or Donor’s Choice.