Mr. Bowen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife the late, Martha Jean Phelps Bowen, and their son, the late Joseph Sammy Bowen. Surviving members of his family are his current spouse, Billie Sue Bowen; daughters and son-in-law; Darlene Burt of Braselton and Rhonda and David Knight of Mansfield; grandchildren, Nicole and Josh Williams, Dawson Knight and Logan Knight; and great-grandson, Walker Williams.
Mr. Bowen had been a minister for more than 50 years and retired from CR Bard - Covington in 2006. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved the Braves. He enjoyed spending time with his dear friends and treasured his family and loved ones.
Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. The funeral service began at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe with interment followed at Social Circle City Cemetery.
Meadows Funeral Home wa s in charge of making the arrangements. Please sign the guest book at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com.