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Roy D. Powers, transportation company owner

Sept. 29, 1951 – Oct. 29, 2014

Roy Dana Powers of the Town of Tonawanda, the owner of a transportation business, died Wednesday at Buffalo General Hospital from a brain hemorrhage. He was 63.

Born in Gloucester, Mass., he grew up in Grand Island and graduated from Grand Island High School in 1969. He spent most of his life in the Buffalo area.

At the age of 17, he was hit by a car driven by an elderly driver who jumped the curb and dragged him down the block. He lived the rest of his life with a metal plate in his skull.

Mr. Powers was the sole proprietor of StoneScape, a transportation service for building materials and construction cargo. He was also a Unilock contractor and installer of brick patios, walkways, driveways, retaining walls and fire pits. During the winter he plowed snow.

Prior to owning his own business, Mr. Powers drove tractor-trailers, worked for Lakeside Sod in Clarence for over 20 years, and Menne’s nursery in Amherst. Known as a skilled handyman and mechanic, he also enjoyed home improvement and landscaping.

He was an animal lover and enjoyed classic trucks, listening to classic rock music, politics and football.

Survivors include his wife, Judith; a daughter, Amber; three sons, Darryl Carberry, Mark Carberry and Jason Carberry; two brothers, Robert and Richard; two sisters, Diane and Kelly; and two step-sisters, Diane and Linda.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2669 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda.