Jackie Lee Bowers POLKTON - Mr. Jackie Lee Bowers, 85, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his home. Services will be 2:00pm Sunday, July 7, 2013 by the graveside in Rocky Mount Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends Saturday, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro. Jackie was born February 28, 1928 in Anson County, NC a son of the late Martin Albert and Fannie Lee Thomas Bowers. Prior to his retirement, he owned and operated J.B. Logging for 49 years and was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Julia Baucom Bowers of the home; his sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Robyn Bowers and Reggie and Cecelia Bowers all of Polkton and Sherrill and Charlene Bowers of Indian Trail; his grandchildren, Marty Bowers of Atlanta, Jaclyn Bowers of Polkton, Joshua Bowers of Peachland, Sam Bowers of Oakboro, Justin Bowers of Wadesboro and Katherine Bowers of Indian Trail; his great-granddaughter, Sadie Bowers of Oakboro; his step-grandchildren, Travis Bobo of Fayetteville, Heather and Josh Bobo both of Charlotte; his step-great-grandchildren, Chandler, Carson, and Chloe Lowder all of Oakboro; his sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Tom Baucom of Peachland and his sisters-in-law, Mollie Bowers and Gay Bowers both of Polkton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Baxter and Curtis Bowers. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.
Published in Charlotte Observer on July 6, 2013