William Leroy "Bill" Bowe, 93, of Colonial Heights, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
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He was born July 30, 1920, to the late Frank T. Bowe and Norma Baldwin Brough Bowe, and was preceded in death by his two wives, Margaret T. Bowe and Mary Gunn Bowe; a son, David Bowe; a daughter, Sylvia Friesenhahn; four brothers; and two sisters, Mr. Bowe was a World War II United States Navy veteran, a member of the American Legion Post 284, and a member of the former Third Presbyterian Church in Petersburg.
He is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Juanita Harris of Hopewell; son, Morris C. Thomas of Alabama; brother, Carlton E. Bowe of Colonial Heights; sister, Norma Bowe Moore of Matoaca; a loving grandson and caretaker, Kenneth L. Bowe of Chester; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery, Church Road, Va., with the Rev. Arthur Lands officiating. An American Legion service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, with visitation to follow till 8:30 p.m., at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 284, 505 Springdale Ave., Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
Published in The Progress-Index on Sept. 23, 2013