Deacon Walter Hubert Bowers, of Panama City, Fla., died Saturday, May 10, 2008.
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Homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 1021 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., with the Rev. Delwynn Williams, senior pastor/teacher, and the Rev. Wallace Z. Bowers officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
Deacon Bowers was born in Jackson County, Fla. He moved with his family to Bay County, Fla., as a child. Deacon Bowers met and married Juanita Garrett and from this union seven children were born. He was medically retired from the Bay Line Railroad after 25 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. John Roth and Beatrice Koonce Bowers; brother, James Oliver; and two daughters, Gwendolyn Gloria and Betty Jean. He leaves to celebrate his life, his wife of 71 years, Juanita; daughters, Edith Juanita (Ben) Houston, Shirley Ann and Constance (Dave) Cross; sons, Walter H. Jr. (Enid) and John A. "Tony" (Rebecca); a host of beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Willie C. (Bessie) Garrett; and many cousins and friends.
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Panama City, Fla. 32401
1123 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Battle Funeral Home - PANAMA CITY
1123 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD
Panama City, FL 32401