John Wayne Bowers (1938 - 2017)


John Wayne Bowers, age 78, of Grassy Creek Road, Mouth of Wilson, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Ashe Memorial Hospital, Jefferson, N.C.
Bowers was born September 20, 1938 in Lansing, N.C. to James Paul Bowers and Cora Hartsoe Bowers.
Surviving are wife, Sandra Wood Bowers of the home; three sons, Richard and Emily Bowers, Jamie Bowers and David Bowers all of Mouth of Wilson; two granddaughters, Hope Walker and Faith Walker; grandson, Conner Bowers;  two step-grandchildren, Aaron Dixon and Matthew Dixon; special grandchildren, Kristen Poe and Dakota Hash.
Funeral service was held Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Chapel, Independence. Rev. Johnny Huffman and David VanHoy officiated. Interment was held in Scott-Blevins Cemetery, Crumpler, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Grassy Creek Baptist Church, in care of Lisa Finkler, 2912 Jefferson Highway, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363.
Arrangements by Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence.
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Published in The Declaration on Apr. 26, 2017