Charles Edward Bowers Sr.
Published 9:31 am Friday, July 24, 2015
Charles Edward Bowers Sr., 93, of Elizabethton, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at his residence, following an extended illness. Charles was a native of Carter County and a son of the late William and Gertrude Cooke Bowers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Mae Mayse Bowers; one sister, Lois Bowers Russell; and a step-brother, Raymond Rosenbalm.
Mr. Bowers retired from North American Rayon Corporation and was of the Free Will Baptist faith. He was a United States Army veteran, where he served in World War II. He was in the Wolf Hound Infantry in Pearl Harbor. He was a member of the DAV, the American Legion Post 49, the VFW Post 2166 and the Carter County Honor Guard.
Survivors include two daughters, Cora Greenwell and husband Jimmy and Betty Crum and husband Ray, all of Elizabethton; one son, Charles Bowers Jr.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Bowers and Deacon Bowers and wife Carol, all of Elizabethton; one sister, Bernice Davis and husband Glen, Elizabethton; numerous nieces and nephews; and two special companions, his dogs, “Little Boy” and “Oscar.”
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Charles Edward Bowers Sr. will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Jerry Davis and Rev. Hobart Bradshaw officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, or at the residence of a daughter, Cora Greenwell, 104 Russell Hill Road, Elizabethton, at anytime. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard, who will also serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be his fellow members of the DAV, American Legion Post 49 and the Carter County Honor Guard. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Caris Hospice, especially Judy and Stacey, for the love and care given to Mr. Bowers during his illness. Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Bowers family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.