Thomas Willard Bowen - tjm

Thomas Willard Bowen

October 24, 1921 - December 10, 2016

A Funeral Service for Mr. Thomas Willard “Shorty” Bowen, Sr., 95 year old Leonard resident, is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Tuesday December 13, 2016 at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel at Leonard. Rev. Willie Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Leonard Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until service time.

“Shorty” was born October 24, 1921 at Trenton. His parents were Thomas Benton and Emma Kate Mayes Bowen. He married Frances Louise Horn April 14, 1949 at Whitewright. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2001. “Shorty” honorably served his country as a member of the U.S. Army and he was a member of the Leonard Community Church. He worked for many years as a V.A. Hospital Medical Assistant. He passed away at his residence Saturday December 10, 2016.

“Shorty” is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: T.W. Jr. and Jeanette Bowen of Whitewright; his sister: Robbie Nargang of Leonard; his brother and sister-in-law: Jack and Alice Bowen of Van Alstyne; his 9 grandchildren: Tom Edmonds, Brian Edmonds, Lee Miller, Darrin Miller, Nelson Vaughn, Jessica Sacco, Chad Bowen, Cody Bowen and Chase Bowen. He is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Sharon Vaughn and Barbara Edmonds, a granddaughter, Terri Edmonds, and a sister, Billie Jo Edwards.

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Sorry for you loss. I remember your Dad from my Weston days. Barbara was in my class and thought highly of her and your parents. Phyllis Perry Thomason, December 15, 2016 So sorry for your loss, your in my thoughts and prayers. Karla Huff, December 15, 2016 He was a fine man we all loved him anf his green beans at family reunions. He was our cousin.
Harold & Penora Bowen, December 11, 2016