Robert “Bob” Lawrence Bowen, Sr., 70, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at home. Born on September 18, 1949 in Stanford, KY to the late Claude Bowen, Sr. and Myrtle Florence Bowen. He was a Vietnam War Veteran who served under the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a Boy Scout Leader of Troop 148 for 37 years, Sunday School Teacher for the Church of Nazarene and Westland Church in Junction City, KY for 40 years, a past President of the Rotary Club for many years, and a member of the DAV and VFW Post.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Brenda Bowen of Stanford, Ky; one son, Robert L. Bowen, Jr. (Michelle Douglas) of Stanford, KY; two daughters, Vada Bowen of Stanford, KY and Melody Adams (Keith) of Stanford, KY; three brothers, Claude “Butch” Bowen, Jr. (Sharon) of Lexington, KY, Kenneth Wynn Bowen of Boise, ID, and Richard Dean Bowen (Mary) of Lexington, KY; three grandchildren, Cadin Adams, Jobee Bowen and Gracie May Martinez; and a foster granddaughter, Haley Hadley and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Bowen, Sr. and Myrtle Florence Bowen.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford, KY. Funeral will be on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford, KY with Bro. Buford Edwards and Bro. Dennis Hasty officiating. Burial will follow in Parksville Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Butch Bowen, Richard Bowen, Brian Jenkins, Dustin Miller, Joseph Morgan and Scott Miller. Honorary pallbearers are Boy Scouts Troop 148 past and present members.
Memorials in lieu of flowers:
Church of Nazarene
73 Elizabeth St.
Stanford, KY 40484
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