Jon Dale Powless, 53, of New Castle passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on July 10, 1969 in New Castle, a son of the late Ivan and Marjorie (Carender) Powless.
Known for having a great sense of humor, making jokes and often tormenting his wife, Ruthann, Jon was a life-long resident of New Castle. However, during his youth, he did spend many weekends and summers in Brown County with his parents; a place that was dear to Jon’s heart where many great memories were made. He was a 1987 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School and Vincennes University where he received an associate’s degree; He also attended Ball State University and was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Jon was employed for many years with the State Highway Department prior to being employed with Guide Lamp in Anderson, until its closing. Most recently, Jon could be found at Parker Elementary School serving as a teacher’s aide. He also had the honor of caring for his mother prior to her passing.
Jon loved spending time with his two grandsons, fishing, and working in the yard, especially mowing; It was his thing. He also had a special place in his heart for his canine friend, Mya. Jon had previously attended New Covenant Worship Center in New Castle and was saved on October 25, 2009.
Jon is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ruthann Powless of New Castle; daughter, Autumn (Kevin) Phair of Anderson and his two grandsons, who to them was “Pop Pop”, Gordon and Elliott Phair; brother, Rick (Loretta) Powless of Anderson; sister, Diana Hanshew of Anderson; aunt, Cathy (Donnie) Alley of New Castle; brother-in-law, David (Teresa) Gross of Gilbert, AZ; several nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous special friends, too many to mention.
In addition to his parents, Jon was preceded in death by a brother, Mick Powless; sister, Georgia Matheney; infant brother, Jerry Lee; a very special uncle, David Hufford and a very special aunt, Joy Hufford.
Services will be held at 11:00am Monday, October 24, 2022 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Eric Haler officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery-West Lawn Addition. Visitation will be from 2:00pm-6:00pm Sunday, October 23, 2022 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association. You may express condolences or share memories of Jon at www.hinsey-brown.com.