SILER CITY - Sherman Laster Bowers, 81, of Silk Hope, passed away at his home Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, with his wife and loved ones by his side. He left behind a life full of rich experiences, a loving family, many cherished friends and a love for God.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Eva Bowers; and brothers, Ralph and John Calvin "JC" Bowers.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce (Hudson) Bowers; three sisters, Margaret Thornburg (Bobby) of Siler City, Maxine Tillman (Jack) of Goldston and Betty Bowers of Bear Creek; sister-in-law, Estelle Bowers of Pittsboro; and several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
Sherman graduated from Pittsboro High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a corporal and an MP. He was stationed in Germany and received many medals of honor. He was employed with Kayser-Roth Industries for 42 years in Research Development. He began his career in the Pittsboro Plant and later transferred to Burlington, where he made many lasting friendships during his career.
Sherman was a man of many God-given talents and abilities. He was always using those gifts to help family, neighbors and those in need.
Sherman was a quiet, soft-spoken man letting God use his life and his attitude speak for the spirit that directed his life. He loved working with his hands, whether making things with wood or working in his yard and garden. He also loved sports and traveling.
He was a member of Mt. Vernon Methodist Church and served on many committees throughout the years.
The family will receive friends at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 6 until 8 p.m. and at other times at the home.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Mt. Vernon Methodist Church by the Rev. Jason Dickerson and the Rev. Jason "Jay" Bowers. Interment will be in the Chatham Memorial Park with military rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Methodist Church, c/o Robin James, 2058 Arthur Teague Road, Siler City, NC 27344 or the Parkinson's Foundation.
The family would like to thank everyone for all the loving acts of kindness shown during Sherman's illness. Special thanks to Dr. Hoffman, the staff of Community Home Care & Hospice, Sherry and Annette and a special friend, Sindy Lester.
"Faith-Hope-Love ….But the Greatest of these is Love" I Cor. 13:13
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2014
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230 N. Second Ave Siler City, NC 27344