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James Robert "Jake" Bowen
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Birth: Jan. 11, 1926
Rocky Mount
Nash County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 2012
Hampton City
Virginia, USA

Son of Percy Rosevelt Bowen & Maggie Lee Pridgen.

Obituary provided by Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home:

James R. "Jake" Bowen, age 86, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012. He was a native of Rocky Mount, NC and a resident of Hampton for 60 years.

After a welding career of 36 years, he retired from Newport News Shipyard.

Jake was one of the founding members of the Tidewater Bass Busters Club; he served as President for many years. He loved to fish more than anything else except telling fish stories and tales. A great friend and mentor to many. He had a true Carolinian hard head with an even bigger heart.

Surviving members of his family include his son, Chip and wife, Cheryl; grandchildren, James "Jamie" R. Bowen, III, Chad and Justine Thompson; brother, Rueben and wife, Louise; and sister, Ethel Blackburn.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2012 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Jake's life will be held Tuesday, March 20, at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave. in Hampton, 23666.

October 4, 2013 note from kcballen, "no stone but I will post the photo of burial area." 
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  Percy R. Bowen (1900 - 1948)
  Maggie Pridgen Bowen (1902 - 1934)
Parklawn Memorial Park
Hampton City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Chalice Garden Lot 41 Space 1
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Originally Created by: Arleta ♥
Record added: Apr 22, 2012
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James Robert Jake Bowen
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- Arleta ♥
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