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Mr. William Bowens, Jr.

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Funeral services for Mr. William Bowens, Jr, 68, of Americus, Georgia will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 12:00 noon. at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Sims officiating. Burial will follow at the Andersonville National Cemetery.

Mr. William Bowens, Jr. was born January 2, 1947 in Sumter County, Georgia to the late Voncile Mann Bowens and the late William Bowens, Sr. At an early age, he joined Antioch Baptist Church. He graduated from Sumter High School in 1964 and furthered his education at South Georgia Technical College receiving a degree in Drafting. “Jr” entered the United States Army on March 3, 1967 and served his country faithfully until he was discharged on May 1, 1970. On August 29, 1968 he married the love of his life, Ms. Diane Dorsey and they spent 49 beautiful years together.

“Dude” was a kind, loving person that would help anyone in need. He served on several community boards including the Boys & Girls Club of Americus & Sumter County, New Horizons Habitat for Humanity and West Central GA Community Action Council. He was also very active in the Civil Rights Movement in Sumter County. He was employed as an Insurance Agent for many years with Delta Life Insurance Company and United Insurance Company. He also was a car salesman at Earl Snider Auto Sales. He passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia surrounded by his family.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 49 years Diane Bowens; four children: Teresa Dorsey, Christopher (Sharon) Bowens, Karina (Anthony) Campbell and Monica Bowens all of Americus, Georgia; two devoted siblings: Myrtice Bowens of Americus, Georgia and Alvin (Carolyn) Bowens of McDonough, Georgia; in-laws: Maybell Bullard, Peggy Ann Dorsey, Daniel Dorsey, Patricia Dorsey, Emmett Dorsey and Joann Floyd; nine grandchildren: Akeha, Lakeisha, Marquis, Shamaya, Chelsey, Anthony, Christopher, Tameal and Tammie; five great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends also survive

 


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Calvetta Carter Perry United States
12/9/2015 1:26:39 PM #

To the Family of William Bowens,Jr., I extend my deepest condolences...Family, focus on those good memories of your loved one embedded in your hearts,time will takes care of the rest. Praying that our Heavenly Father will provide comfort for you during this time.  God Bless...

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TAMMY LUNDY United States
12/10/2015 6:58:43 AM #

Sending my condolences to the family, Mr.Bowens will truly be missed. Love you all.

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Fred Dupree United States
12/11/2015 4:56:36 AM #

I worked with William 35 years ago at Shiver Lumber. He was a good man. My deepest sympathy to the family.

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shirley prince United States
12/11/2015 9:18:44 AM #

My condolences to the family

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MARY QUWENTY United States
12/11/2015 7:41:50 PM #

Sending my condolences. My GOD continue to bless and comfort you all.

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Ericka Paige (Cody) United States
12/12/2015 3:07:59 AM #

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Jr. Please accept my condolences and may my prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of his soul to Heaven.

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Lisa Holloway United States
12/12/2015 4:07:19 AM #

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this difficult time. "Jr."was a great man. I really respected him. It is so beautiful to know he was surrounded by his loved ones before going to his final resting place. Cherish the memories.  

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Daniel & Selinda Buckins United States
12/12/2015 2:29:12 PM #

Sending our condolences to the family. Praying that God will comfort you all during this time. He will truly be missed.



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Ozie Pope Jackson United States
12/13/2015 10:35:31 AM #

I was very sad to hear of the passing of my former neighbor, friend and brother. Please accept my sincere condolences during this difficult time of bereavement. I pray that God will give you all the strength that you need to get through. I will miss coming home and talking to Jr. He always had some information to share about something. He was a very informative person. God bless you all.

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