Donald Clifford Bowers Sr., 78, departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

He was the son of the late Charles and Mary Pollard Bowers. He was preceded in death by two sisters and his son, Edward David Bowers Sr. Mr. Bowers served our country in the U.S. Army for two years as a radio operator, retired from Allied Signal and continued as a HAM radio operator (WW4DB) throughout his life. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, American Legion of Hopewell Post 146, and loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Annie Virginia Keating Bowers; daughter, Debra A. Collins and husband, Ray; sons, Donald C. Bowers Jr., and wife, Cheryl, Richard D. Bowers and wife, Celeste; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Patsy Simpson; and other extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Faith Baptist Church, 5501 Middle Road, Prince George, VA 23875, with the Rev. George Dembeck officiating. Interment will follow in Bermuda Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, Inc. - Hopewell Chapel
820 West Broadway Avenue Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 458-8516

Published in The Progress-Index on Dec. 31, 2013