|Birth: ||Jul. 19, 1923|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 2008|
CARTHAGE - Funeral services for Jack S. Bowen, 84, of Carthage, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Don Cocklin officiating. A military graveside service will follow in Clayton Cemetery.
Mr. Bowen passed away on Wednesday morning, June 11, 2008, at his home in Carthage.
Jack Simeon Bowen was born July 19, 1923, in Texarkana, Texas, to J. E. and Cleo Munden Bowen. He served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II and the Korean War, attaining the rank of master sergeant. During World War II, Jack was captured by the Germans and was a P.O.W. He married Lucille Porter on September 21, 1945, in Bossier City, La.
Mr. Bowen was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 5620, the Disabled Veterans of America, a charter member of the American Air Museum in Britain, a member of the American Ex-P.O.W.'s Association, the Purple Heart Association, the Caterpillar Club, and was a charter member of the World War II Memorial. Jack studied Tae Kwon-Do throughout his life, attaining a fourth degree black belt. He was a member of the Carthage Masonic Lodge No. 521, the Beckville Masonic Lodge No. 922, and Sharon Temple Shrine in Tyler.
Jack had called Carthage home since 1931, moving from Texarkana, Texas. After his service, Jack worked in the late 1950's and early 1960's as a sheriff's deputy for the Panola County Sheriff's Department. He then moved to Austin, where he worked until his retirement for the Texas State Land Office. He was a faithful member of the First Christian Church of Carthage.
Mr. Bowen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on October 12, 2007; one brother, J.E. Bowen Jr.; and two sisters, Elizabeth Knight and Billie Ross.
Mr. Bowen is survived by two sons, Jack E. Bowen and wife, Cris of Orlando, Fla., and Ronald Ray Bowen and wife, Dr. Linda Bowen of Magnolia; three daughters, Deborah Jean Bradshaw of Manor, Edythe J. Smith and husband, Douglas of Denver, and Rebecca Sue Bowen of Carthage; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Serving as pallbearers will be Lynn Vincent, Jack Reeves, Dennis Smith, Lincoln King, Troy "Tater" Davis, Harold Hawkins, Pat Porter and Warren Jones.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Carthage and Beckville Masonic Lodges.
Deborah Jean Bowen Bradshaw (1952 - 2011)*
Created by: EastTexan
Record added: Jun 13, 2008
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