James Earl Bowers

Published 9:21 am Monday, March 2, 2015

James Earl Bowers, 83, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
Mr. Bowers was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Clinton and Virginia Calloway Bowers Mottern. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Della Jane Bowers; a daughter, Barbara Jane Bowers Perry; and two brothers, Albert and Esten Bowers.
Mr. Bowers was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM and the V.F.W. He enjoyed remodeling homes, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was also a member of Hunter First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son, Rick L. Bowers of Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Jesse Bowers and wife Lyndsay of Knoxville, Jenny Bowers and Conley Bowers, both of Elizabethton; and four sisters, Nanny Morris, Lillian Royston, Helen Buckles and Evelyn Blevins, all of Elizabethton.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of James Earl Bowers will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Charlie Trivette and Rev. Ray Stockton officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Roger Ledford, Danny Blevins, Paul Nave, William Greenwell, Travis Royston and Tim Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Williams, Jim Lane, Kenneth Garland, Jamie Mann, Steve Greenwell and the extended family. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Bowers family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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