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Norman McDonald "Mack" Bowers

Norman 'Mack ' Bowers CHARLOTTE - Norman McDonald "Mack" Bowers, 88, of Charlotte, died at Lawyers Glynn Assisted Living on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006. He was born May 30, 1917, in Selma. A member of "The Greatest Generation," he was a true patriot and helped give us the freedoms we cherish today. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, serving as a pilot and fight instructor for the U.S. Navy. His work helped pilots to achieve airworthiness and handling the most difficult assignments led to his nickname, "Big Deal Bowers." His love of flying began at age 16 when he built his first airplane and concluded as an aeronautical engineer who helped design the Stealth bomber. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Taylor Bowers, and brother Bill Bowers. Service : Funeral services in celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Heritage Funeral Home, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews. Interment will follow the service at Forest Lawn East Cemetery. Memorials : In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Feed the Multitudes at Grace Covenant Church in Cornelius. Arrangements for the family are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington/ Matthews. An online guest register is available at www.heritagefuneral.net.

Published in Salisbury Post on Feb. 14, 2006
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