Captain Phil McKinley Bowser

BOWSER, CAPTAIN PHIL McKINLEY; of Waterford; September 12, 2013; age 76; born March 23, 1937, in Greeneville, TN. Son of the late Bill and Rita Bowser; husband of Janie Bowser (nee Balber) for 42 years; father of Cynthia Bowser Hearn (Shawn), Jennifer Bowser-Hinton (Douglas), Pamela Bowser-Hutchins (Daniel), and Betsy Francis (Christopher); grandfather of Kiel, Saige, Sienna, Jack, Michael, Nathan, Emily, Brianna, Samantha, and the late Isabella; great grandfather of Evan; brother of Alma Leah Davis (the late Truman), the late Paskal "Dusty" Bowser (the late Audrey), and the late Rhoda "Billie" Long (Joe); also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, close friends, and was known as "Uncle Phil" to many in the community. Mr. Bowser was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the American Legion and Heart of the Lakes VFW Post #1008. He served as a Captain for the Waterford Police Department and retired after 29 years of service. Phil was a member of Fraternal Order of Police #132, the International Police Association, and was a Golden Eagle member of Waterford Eagles Aerie #2887. A Celebration of Phil's Life will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 11 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford. Interment with Honors to follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Waterford Police Department Benevolent Fund. To send a private condolence to the family go to

Funeral Home

Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home
5391 Highland Road Waterford, MI 48327
Published in The Oakland Press from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2013