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Sgt William Harding Bowyer, Sr
Birth: Aug. 28, 1921
Death: Jan. 26, 2000

Retired M/Sgt., U.S. Army-1962. Veteran of World War II, Pathfinder Unit, 101st. Airborne Division, 502nd (Deuces), Jump Master, and Certified Glider Pilot, Bronze Star, Purple Heart recipient, and many other commendations. He was stationed at The Citadel, Charleston, SC, where he was a small arms instructor, and chauffeur for General Mark Clark; he was a PT instructor at Ft. Jackson, Columbia, SC; and also stationed at Camp Smiley, Karlsruhe, Germany. After his retirement from the U.S. Army, he and his family had a 165 acre farm in Monroe County, WV, where they raised Registered Polled Hereford beef cattle. He also was a certified House Parent for The Davis Stuart Home for Children in Lewisburg, Greenbrier, WV. He later moved to Mercer County, WV where he resided until his death. He was the father of three children, and married to his wife, Mary Catherine for 53 years. He was one of 14 children born to Julia Caroline Ratliff of Grundy, VA., and Earnest Shields Bowyer of Wolf Creek, Monroe County, WV. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ernest Shields Bowyer (1886 - 1955)
  Julia Caroline Ratliff Bowyer (1897 - 1974)
 
 Siblings:
  Helen Marie Bowyer Wilson (1915 - 1991)*
  Mabel Amanda Bowyer Tolley (1917 - 2000)*
  William Harding Bowyer (1921 - 2000)
  James Harold Bowyer (1923 - 2000)*
  Virginia Adell Bowyer Qualls (1941 - 2005)*
  Dennis Edward Bowyer (1944 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenbrier Memorial Gardens
Lewisburg
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
Plot: Entombed-Inside Mausoleum
 
Created by: Sheila Bowyer Kline
Record added: Aug 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21124072
Sgt William Harding Bowyer, Sr
Added by: Sheila Bowyer Kline
 
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