Kevin Powers

  • Born: December 26, 1951
  • Died: November 24, 2021
  • Location: PONCHATOULA, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kevin Powers
Kevin peacefully passed away on November 24, 2021 at the age of 69. He was born in Illinois but eventually became a permanent resident of Ponchatoula after he fell in love with the swamps and bayous of Louisiana. Kevin was a retired Pipefitter/Welder, who was known as the best in the state, and even held multiple positions in the Pipefitters Union through the years. He was an avid collector of different types of guns, knives and fishing poles. As a perfectionist as Kevin was, when he was passionate about something he never went in less than 110%. He was a self-taught drummer, who had created his very own sound system for the best quality sound experience around. Kevin was known to be a private person, but also enjoyed spending time with his family at family get-togethers and loved to bring his own smoked meat to add to any function. When he wasn't with his family, he could often be found on his boat fishing or keeping his mind and body fit at the gym. Kevin will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He leaves behind his son, Nick Hackney and wife Katie; grandchildren, Lola and Trigg; brother, Tommy Powers; cousins, Tommy and Harry J. Morel Jr., Jo Ann Hewing, Colleen Sands, William Ditewig, Tommy Ditewig, Kate Ditewig-Morris and Jeannie Ditewig; as well as other extended family.

Preceding Kevin in death are his parents: Edmund Powers and JoAnn Finnegan.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Life Service from the chapel of Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, PONCHATOULA, on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to see Kevin. We had talked about meeting and getting together after 50 years. We went to high school together. He was a great guy.

Posted by Kerry Penn - Friend   December 03, 2021

RIP Kevin and my condolences family and friends. He was both a friend and co-worker at Clinton Power Station and other places during our time with Steamfitters LU# 353.
May there be a road.

Posted by Greg Willey - Other   December 01, 2021

RIP KP. My sympathy to his friends and family. We were friends friends Clinton Power Station. A group of us went to Mardi Gras n KP said this is where I want to live. So glad he followed his heart n loved living there.

Posted by Karen Underwood - Friend   November 30, 2021

I only knew Kevin for a short time; but I thank the Lord to have made his acquaintance. I greatly enjoyed my time with him and our conversations. I had the added blessing of meeting his cousin Tommy, and most recently, I was blessed to meet his son Nick and Katie his daughter-in-law, and his two grandchildren, Lola and Trigg. The Lord comfort you all in this time of grief.

Posted by James Downig - Springfield, LA - Friend   November 30, 2021

Rest In Peace brother you were truly one of best and I'm proud to call you my friend and brother

Posted by John Haines - AUBURN, IL - Coworker   November 29, 2021

To Kevin's family, please accept my deepest sympathy. Kevin was my first cousin and I remember him from my childhood and in family gatherings at our grandparents' house. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Jo Ann Ewing - Indianapolis, IN - Family   November 29, 2021

On behalf of the staff at Life Source Hospice, please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved one. Our hearts are moved with compassion for you and your family. May the peace and comfort of God be with you and your family during this time of bereavement.
Pastor Ray Smith
Bereavement Coordinator

Posted by Pastor Ray Smith - Life source Hospice - Work   November 29, 2021