|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1926|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 2012|
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 www.parklawn-woodfh.com 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."
Percy R. Bowen (1900 - 1948)
Maggie Pridgen Bowen (1902 - 1934)
Parklawn Memorial Park
Plot: Chalice Garden Lot 41 Space 1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Arleta ♥
Record added: Apr 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88980890