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Roger  Bowers

Roger Darryl Bowers

Friday, May 20th, 1938 - Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Roger D. Bowers, 80, passed away on Monday Jan 7, 2019 in Arlington, Texas.

He was born on May 20, 1938, in Des Moines, IA.
Roger proudly served in the US Navy from January 1958- February 1977 and rose to the rank E7 Chief Petty Officer. He served his country in Vietnam as a flight engineer aboard a Super Constellation reconnaissance aircraft. This was followed by serving 10 years in the Navy Reserve. He also served as a deputy sheriff in Texas.

Roger was known as a master craftsman and legendary carpenter- his calling in life. He loved to tinker and always whistled while he worked. He lived on his sailboat and captained many boats and yachts. He loved to travel the open seas and made several trips to the Caribbean.

Roger loved his family and friends and touched many lives due to his generous and caring nature. He is loved and cherished by many.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Eldon Bowers of Texas and mother, Mildred Beeks Shoup of Colorado and his daughter, Lisa Gaye Bowers of Texas.

Survivors: Roger is survived by his son, Darryl Lee Bowers (Sherry) of Texas; daughters, Lori Anne Owen (Ken) of North Carolina and Amber Lynn Bowers (Clint Stephens) of Texas; grandchildren include Bryan Bowers, Kaylee Bowers, Christopher Kiddy, Elijah Kiddy, Kenny Owen, Kacie Owen, Ava Stephens and Isaac Stephens; two brothers, Jerry Bowers (Roberta) of Texas and Bobby Bowers (Sami) of Colorado; sister, Judith Wren (Don) of Colorado; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Gladys Lee Trammell Bowers.

Visitation will be Monday, January 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Wade Funeral Home in Arlington, Texas. Service will follow at 2:00 p.m.

Interment will be on Tuesday January 22, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas with full military honors.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, January 21st, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Monday, January 21st, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Service

    Monday, January 21st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Monday, January 21st, 2019 2:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Interment

    Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, TX 75211
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019: 1:30 p.m.


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Scott Chandler

Posted at 10:40am
I am so sorry to hear of Rogers passing. He was a dedicated family man that stood up for family and country.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall no perish but have eternal life. Rest in Peace

Scott Chandler

Bobby & Sami Bowers

Posted at 05:07pm
I'm so sorry I couldn't make it. I'll be having cataract surgery, but will be thinking of my brother and all of you. I loved him and love all of you.
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The Crigger Family - Christy, David and Anne

Posted at 10:42pm
Our mother, Connie, often expressed having the fondest memories of Roger from her youth. Please except our most sincere condolences.
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Posted at 08:18pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Posted at 06:01am
Rest in peace and thank you for our wonderful children. You will be missed! gb

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Dad with Kenny and Kacie.
Popo with granddaughter Ava in 2010.
Popo with grandson Isaac making brownies. They loved bonding while baking sweet treats.
Dad with Darryl and Lori at the Bowers Family Reunion 2010.
Hanging with my dad and Ava at the Bowers Family Reunion 2010.
Bryan and PoPo
Kaylee & PoPo
Roger proudly served in the Vietnam War.