Robert D. Bowers Sr., 92, of Chillicothe, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 3, 2021.
He was born November 22, 1928, in Chillicothe, to the late Earl and Sylvia McCorkle Bowers. On December 24, 1949, he married the former Evelyn Ramsey who preceded him in death just four days earlier on December 31, 2020. Also preceding him in death were a sister, Jean (Bowers) Dittman and brother, Earl Bowers.
Surviving are five children, Bob Bowers, Jr. of Chillicothe; Bill Bowers of Chillicothe, Sam (Lisa) Bowers of Corona, CA; Mark (Cindy) Bowers of La Verne, CA; and Philip Bowers of Chillicothe; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters Joan Casari and June Straub of Chillicothe; Rose (Jim) Murphy of Proctorville; one brother, Bernard Bowers of Chillicothe; sisters-in-law Gladys Shepherd and Betty Alexander of Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews.
Bob lived a full and meaningful life. He loved to travel, be outdoors, and spend time with his family. After 30 years of distinguished service in the United States Air Force he retired at the highest enlisted ranking of Chief Master Sergeant. During those thirty years, he served three tours in Vietnam, was part of a Strategic Air Command during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and received many honors including the medal of Valor and bronze star. He was a member of the C7-A Caribou Association and enjoyed attending the reunions and reminiscing with fellow airmen for many years.
After his military retirement he owned and operated “Bowers Furniture” in Capistrano Beach, CA. In 1986, he graduated from Newport University with his Doctor of Philosophy in Human Behavior with a focus in counseling psychology and began a private practice. He was a long-time member of Capistrano Valley Baptist Church in San Juan Capistrano, CA. For the past 14 years he attended Tabernacle Baptist Church in Chillicothe where he provided counseling services and enjoyed being a member of his Sunday school class. He made an impact in the lives of many through his role as a husband, father, brother, grandfather, airman, counselor, and friend. He will be greatly missed.
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
Public graveside will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, January, 7, 2021 in Greenlawn Cemetery with Gene Oliver officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Honor Guard. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements by WARE FUNERAL HOME.
You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com
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