Stephen Beal Bowers was born on July 20, 1943, in Clarksville, Texas to Beal Vincent and Mary Virginia (Moore) Bowers. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, William “Billy” Bowers.
Steve was a proud retired Veteran of the United States Navy. He served his Country during the Vietnam War as an Aviation Structural Mechanic. During his two tours of duty, Steve earned many badges, medals, and ribbons, including the Humanitarian Service medal, Meritorious Unit CIT (Gallantry Cross) and the Vietnam Service Medal. He married the love of his life Marlene Skinner on July 20, 1963, in Hugo, Oklahoma. Steve worked in law enforcement for many years and later began work for Choctaw Nation Housing and retired as a housing inspector. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and riding motorcycles. Steve enjoyed gunsmithing and visiting with friends and family. He was quite a character, and they are many stories to tell by those that knew him. Steve will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
Steve is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marlene; daughter, Lynnann Shugart and husband David of Hugo, OK; grandchildren, Reb Bowers, Toby Bowers, Barrett Bowers, Brittany Bowers, Cheyenne Bowers, Brandy Leigh Cheshier; great grandchild, Michael; nephew, Reb V. Bowers and wife Tammy; brother, Robert Bowers and wife Cathy of Robstown, TX along with a host of other family, friends, and loved ones.Read More