Roy D. Bowersox

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Roy David Welsh Bowersox, 92, of Waynesboro, Va., died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Avante of Waynesboro.

Born Dec. 18, 1919, he was the son of Roy Clifton and Margie Viola Black Bowersox. He was the husband of Doris A. Hunter, whom he married May 24, 1941, and who died March 29, 2003.

He had groomed horses for Carrlton Hounds, prior to being hired in 1942 by Hopeman Brothers as a ship joiner at Sparrow Point at the Maryland Shipyard. He was promoted to a top leadership position, then transferred to Waynesboro in 1955 to work as a supervisor at Wayne Manufacturing Company, retiring after 42 1/2 years of service.

In 1956, he joined the Second Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro. There he served as president of Men's Class, president of Men's Work in the Lexington Presbytery; and president of Men's Work in the Shenandoah Presbytery. In 1958, he joined the Dooms Ruritan Club, holding the office of Zone 5 Governor four times, District Lieutenant Governor in 1987, and Woodrow Wilson District Governor in 1988.

He chaired the Rural Division of the Waynesboro-East Augusta United Community Fund from 1962 until 1964, and also served on the boards of the United Community Fund and the United Way. He was a member of the Gideons, and for a number of years, managed the News-Virginian Farm League Baseball team.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law Roy David Wayne and Laura Bowsersox, Richard Donald Warren and Shirley Bowersox, Roger James and Brenda Bowerso; grandchildren Summer, Rodney, Rennie, Heather, John David, James, and Mark Hewitt; 15 great-grandchildren; and friends Jack Higgs and Lois Benson.

He was predeceased by siblings Anna Ruth Bittinger, Clifton Sterling Bowersox, Mary Zendgraft, John Wesley Bowersox, Margin Pauline Sepp and William Ben Bowersox.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at McDow Funeral Home, 1701 W. Main St., Waynesboro.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Second Presbyterian Church, 133 N. Delphine Ave., Waynesboro, with the Rev. John Hamric officiating. Interment will follow in Augusta Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Ruritan National, 5451 Lyons Road Dublin, VA 24084; Dooms/Waynesboro Ruritan Club, 214 Dooms Crossing Road, Waynesboro, VA 22980; Second Presbyterian Church, 133 N. Delphine Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980; or the Waynesboro First Aid Crew, 201 W. Broad St., Waynesboro, VA 22980.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 13, 2012
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