|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1933|
|Death: ||Aug. 28, 2011|
KINGS MOUNTAIN- The Rev. Billy Martin Bowen, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte.
He was born Feb. 11, 1933, in Cleveland County, to the late Horace Monroe and Edna Russ Bowen.
"Preacher Bill" faithfully served the Lord in ministry for nearly 58 years. He pastored four different churches over the life of his ministry. For the last 25 years he served Way of the Cross Baptist Church in Shelby.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Hazel Blanton Bowen; three sons, Martin Bowen and wife Jeanna of Gaffney, S.C., David Bowen and wife, Kay of Grover, and Paul Bowen and wife Sandra of Shelby; one daughter, Denise Nolen and husband, Perry of Kings Mountain; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Turner of Gastonia, Alice Sue Whitworth of Shelby, and Dorothy and husband T. C. Martin of Blacksburg, S.C.
In addition to his parents Preacher Bill was preceded in death by five brothers, W. G, Glenn, Loren, Yates and Ray; an infant twin Buford; and two grandsons Wayne and Jamie Bowen.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home in Shelby and other times at the family home in Kings Mountain
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Way of the Cross Baptist Church, 226 Broad Street, Shelby
Officiated By: The Revs. Roy Clark, Bobby Meeks and Robert Mote
Burial: Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of the Rev. Bowen
Horace Monroe Bowen (1902 - 1972)
Edna Russ Bowen (1901 - 1988)
William Glenn Bowen (1922 - 2004)*
Cyrus Loren Bowen (1926 - 1987)*
Billy Martin Bowen (1933 - 2011)
Everett Yates Bowen (1935 - 2006)*
Mountain Rest Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Mike
Record added: Aug 29, 2011
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Rest in peace Bill. You were a fine man and one very fine preacher.|
Added: Aug. 29, 2011