LeRoy Bowers, 89, of Paris, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at Brentwood Terrace Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 2nd, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Randall Scott & Rev. Steve Gunter officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Bowers, the son of James Willie Bowers & Bertie Francis Harris Bowers, was born Feb. 6, 1930, in Hopewell.
He attended Hopewell schools, and worked a short time at Shiver’s Gulf Station on North Main before beginning his career at Westinghouse which spanned 15 years. He then opened Bowers Garage where he worked until his retirement.
In 1963, he joined Immanuel Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and remained a faithful member. LeRoy had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for several years.
He enjoyed camping, traveling, hunting, dominos, cards, and eating breakfast at The Roadhouse Family Diner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Kenneth Alexander, and three brothers, Andrew, Robert, and Don Bowers.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Marie Kirtley Bowers, whom he married on Nov. 5, 1949, five children; Vicky Braswell of Paris, Richard Bowers & wife Robin of Paris, Tina Sheridan & husband Gerald of Paris, Norvell Bowers & wife Stacy of Sulphur Springs, and Greg Bowers & wife Cathy of Princeton, grandchildren; Katy Churchwell & husband Patrick, Terrie Acker & husband Clayton, Tammy Scott, Tonya Scott, Christopher Bowers, Amy Bowers, Alma Shipman, Patrick Bowers, Keith Sheridan & wife Stefanie, Kyle Sheridan & wife Jenna, Kacie Bone & husband J. D., Joshua Bowers & wife Deanna, Jonathan Bowers, Logan Bowers, Jacob Bowers, and Jordan Bowers, 20 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, two sisters, Flora West and Mary Sprabary, and a sister-in-law, Martha Bowers along with numerous nieces & nephews and a plethora of friends.
Casket bearers will be: Christopher Bowers, Patrick Bowers, Keith Sheridan, Kyle Sheridan, J. D. Bone, Joshua Bowers, Jonathan Bowers, and Jacob Bowers. Honorary bearers will be: Patrick Churchwell, James McNeal, Danny Webster, Jordan Bowers, Mike Horne, and Phil Span.
If desired, the family requests that memorials be made to The Shoebox Ministry at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1771 Bonham Street, Paris, TX 75460. To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com