Harold Wayne Bowers
Published 10:20 am Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Psalms 23: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
Harold Wayne Bowers, 71, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was the son of the late Floyd and Nell Robinson Bowers. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Patricia J. Bowers.
Mr. Bowers was a retired millwright with Daniels Construction Company in Kingsport for 22 years and was a carrier for the Elizabethton Star for 38 years. He was a veteran, serving in the Tennessee National Guard. He attended Stoney Creek Baptist Church where he was a Deacon.
Mr. Bowers loved softball, fishing and NBA “Laka” Basketball.
He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Phyllis Riddle Bowers; a daughter and son-in-law, Steven and Angela Bowers Maupin; a son, Trampas Bowers; the lights of his life, his two grandchildren, Gabriel Maupin and Elizabeth Ann Maupin; one niece, Heather Riddle; and also some very special lifelong friends, Jan Estep and the late Richard “ Dick” Estep.
A service to celebrate the life of Harold Bowers will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Stoney Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. David Foster officiating. Music will be provided by the Stoney Creek Baptist Church Choir. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday and also at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, will be Steve Maupin, Gabriel Maupin, Jason Shaw, Mike “Acy” Ensor, David Bowers, Glen Maney, John Fletcher, Mike Smith and Wayne Picna. Honorary pallbearers will be Shannon Estep, Lance Estep, Ray Lewis, Marvin Garland, A.D. “Sonny” Fletcher, Aaron Pierce, Gene Church, Kenny Simerly, Richard “Jarfly” Dugger, Perry Perkins and his church family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stoney Creek Baptist Church. The family has requested all flowers go through Bowers Florist. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Bowers family.