Wayne "Buck" Hoskins Bowers

October 20, 1935 - March 25, 2019

Wayne “Buck” Hoskins Bowers of Van Alstyne, Texas, passed away on March 25, 2019, at the age of 83.  He was born on October 20, 1935, to William and Opal (Hoskins) Bowers in Anna, Texas.  Buck was a 1956 graduate of McKinney Lions High School where he played all sports. He was the quarterback on the football team and was an all-around athlete.  After high school, he went on to play semi-pro baseball and basketball.  Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Army.  On his journey, he was a prison guard at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.  While serving his country in Kansas, he met the love of his life, Iva.  On September 7, 1957, Wayne married Iva Matthews in Galveston, Texas.  Soon after, they moved to Texas and he started working for the United States Postal Service.  After 38 years, he retired to enjoy his life with his loving wife and family.  Buck enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching all sports.  His passion was watching his grandkids play sports.  He was very excited to go watch the undefeated 8th grade Van Alstyne Panthers and Trey-Bo move on to play high school ball.  Buck was very active in helping others and supporting his friends at the AA fellowship in McKinney, Texas.  He was an all-around wonderful man!  Beloved husband, Dad, Papa and friend to so many, he will be missed dearly and forever in our hearts!

Wayne is survived by his daughters, Pam Young and husband, Gary of Allen, Texas and Gayle Johnson and husband, Bo of Van Alstyne, Texas; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Chandler, Justin Johnson and wife, Amanda, Jeremy Chandler and wife, Tiffany, Jessica Barham-Johnson and husband, Michael, and Alicia Bell-Johnson and husband, Shawn; 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Iva Bowers; parents, William and Opal Bowers; granddaughter, Amanda Beachum, and great-grandson, Dallas McAdams.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Wayne is so missed. We have been out of contact since we moved out of the area but we have known Wayne for years. He was a devoted husband to Iva and we miss her too. He was devoted to helping others and was a rock and a good example to others. Ronnie and Wayne went striper fishing together and Wayne did love to fish-no doubts about that. He was a good man-good father . Ronnie and Sherry Hockett, March 29, 2019 My Wayne and your Wayne loved each other so much. Buck was a great friend to us. He came to see Wayne almost every week. It pleased him so much when Wayne would see him coming in and say there’s Buck. Wayne remembered him till the end. Buck would call to make sure I was ok. He gave me a lot of support. He was a true friend. My family and I will miss him so much. I beleive he is still giving support and they are having a great time. Your family are in our prayers. GOD BLESS!
Cynthia Jenkins, March 27, 2019 I remember Wayne, and Iva, with fond memories. I worked for their physician for seven years and in that time I found them to be very kind and genuine people. My condolences to the family and friends. April Smith, March 27, 2019 You will be missed by a lot of people.  Your friendship has been a blessing to me and my family for a long time.  You were there for Jim and I when we had our son in the hospital.  You were there when I lost Jim.  My whole family has been blessed by knowing you.  I do not mourn for you.  Iva has been waiting.  Rest in peace.
PAT CHAMPLIN, March 27, 2019 God bless Buck’s family. We all love him.
Joy Caudill , March 27, 2019 I was born one day earlier than Wayne.  I tried to call him every year on his birthday.  We played high school basketball together.  We had some great times together.
CLOVIS SWANNER- ARDMORE, OK, March 27, 2019 So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
rodney & susan ratcliff, March 26, 2019 Pam & Gayle- We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. We thought a lot of him and he will be missed greatly. Wish I could be there with you all but know that y’all are in our prayers & thoughts during this difficult time! Love to you all, Lisa Kindle Gurley, Tim Kindle, Tina Kindle Martin
Lisa Gurley , March 26, 2019