William Bowers(1940 - 2013)

William "Bill" Earl Bowers

Woodruff

William "Bill" Earl Bowers, 72, widower of Barbara Norton Bowers, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Vannoy G. and Lizzie Mae Green Bowers.

Mr. Bowers was retired from Hoechst Celanese and was a member of Life Springs Church in Boiling Springs.

Surviving are three daughters, Tammie Starling of Charlotte, NC, Tonya Grimes of Greer and Tammy Wilson of Greenville; three sons, Timothy Bowers of Greenville, Michael Bowers of Ohio and Roger McDowell of Charlotte, NC; a sister, Pat McClain of Piedmont; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, James "Jimmy" Lewis Bowers; one brother; and two sisters.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. The funeral service will be held Monday, January 28, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in the downtown chapel. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the , 3535 Pelham Road, Suite 101, Greenville, SC 29615.

The family will be at the home of his son, Timothy Bowers, 7 Hoyt Street, Greenville.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.

Funeral Home

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 232-6733

Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 26, 2013