He was born on Jan. 8, 1934 to the late Josiah and Edith (Downey) Bowles in Athens. Mr. Bowles was a member of the Pomeroy Church of Christ and he enjoyed his CB.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years Mary Bowles; his son, Mike and Jackie Bowles; grandchildren, Jenny and Keith Taylor, Nicholas Bowles, Dwight and Vicky Icenhower and Kayla Icenhower; great grandchildren, Colton Burns and Mindy Taylor; brothers, Joseph and Richard Bowles; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Bertha Bowles.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 at the Cherry Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy.
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