John S. Bowen Jr. John S. Bowen Jr., 77, of Bridgewater, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Mountain View Nursing Home in Aroda, Virginia. He was born on June 16, 1935, a son of the late John S. Sr. and Louise (Leake) Bowen. John worked as a manager at Rockingham Co-Op and he served in the United States Army National Guard. He was united in marriage on February 11, 1955, to Shirley (Herron) Bowen of Bridgewater, who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife, is a daughter, Angela Shull and husband, Ervin, of Bridgewater; two sons, Richard L. Bowen and wife, Cherie, and Michael W. Bowen and wife, Katherine, all of Bridgewater; a brother, James Bowen of Earlysville; five grandchildren, Michael Bowen and wife, Elizabeth, Ryan Bowen, Sydney Shull, Trenton Shull, and Emery Shull; and two great-grandchildren, Acadia Bowen and Tanner Bowen. He was preceded in death by grandson, Derek Bowen. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, at Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater, with the Reverend James Lamb and Pastor Eldon Hochstetler officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater. The Casket will be closed. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain View Nursing Home, 1776 Elly Road, Aroda, VA 22709. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.