Millard Arthur Bowers

Published 4:40 pm Thursday, August 15, 2019

Millard Arthur Bowers, 80, of Elizabethton, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 15, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Millard was born in Carter County to the late Bruce and Mabel Campbell Bowers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Vada Croome, Nyoka Johnson and Lena Scalf, and one brother, Charles Stophel.
Millard was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He attended Willow Springs Baptist Church and had worked for the Chair Factory for decades and for Colonial Machinery for eight years. Millard was a member of the Croquet Club and enjoyed spending time outside and with his dog and other animals. He also enjoyed watching preaching and singing on television and fishing. Everyone called him Papaw, even if they weren’t related.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Betty June Bowers, of the home; his children, Linda Shyder and husband Clyde, Brenda Doran and husband Denver and his claimed daughter, Teresa Fregale and husband Dan; three grandsons, Arthur Stevens, James Stevens and wife Amber, and Timothy Pendlebury; three great-grandsons, William Stevens, Frances Stevens and Hunter Stevens; one great-great-granddaughter, Marcia Brooke Knox; one brother, Sidney Bowers; and one sister, Frances Guerra. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Millard Arthur Bowers will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 17, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Anna, from Ballad Hospice, giving a eulogy. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service, or at the residences of his daughters, Brenda Doran or Linda Snyder, or at the home of his wife, Betty, at other times. The graveside service will follow in the Bowers Family Cemetery on Willow Springs Road in Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Robert Reed, James Stevens, Gary Markland, Timothy Pendlebury and others selected from family and friends. The family would like to especially thank Tammy Carver and everyone in Hospice, Teresa Fregale, and to the family that called and brought food daily. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Millard and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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