James Bowen

Obituary of James Calvin Bowen

Funeral Service Friday, May 26, 2017 11:00 AM James Calvin Bowen October 18, 1923 - May 22, 2017 JC Bowen, known to all as “Paw Paw “went home to be with Jesus on Monday, May 22, 2017. Born October 18, 1923 in Veach, Texas to Emory and Gladys Bowen. Preceded in death by his only love, best friend, and wife of 47 years Maurine Bowen, infant son John Bowen, granddaughter Karen Smith, and great-granddaughter Kayla Williams. Survived by daughters: Linda Williams and husband Felix, Pam Williams and husband Paul, Toni Varnell and husband Eddie, grandchildren: Bryan Williams and wife Stacey, James Williams and wife Michele, Dotti Varnell, Stephanie Sanders and husband Josh, Kimberly Guerra and husband Jacob, and granddaughter Leslie Pierce, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and friends. After graduating from Trinity High School in 1942, JC enlisted in the United Sates Marine Corps and proudly served his country during WWII as a member of the First Marine Division at Guadalcanal. He worked as a pipefitter at Shell Refinery in Deer Park, Ethyl Corporation in Pasadena and continued to work as a monitor for Harris County until retiring in 2009. He spent Years volunteering ant Asbury Methodist Church working as part of “The Over-the Hill Gang”. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, JC thoroughly enjoyed spending time with those he loved. JC was a true outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish, and he appreciated all that nature had to offer him. An avid reader, JC spent his quiet time reading books about history, catching up on current events reading the newspaper, and studying his bible, finding something new every time he opened it. JC touched the life of every person hen encountered. His love of God, family, and laughter was contagious his family will forever carry the wisdom he so graciously shared in so many ways. Services will be Friday May 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM First Baptist Church LaPorte with interment to follow at Grand View Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at the Church Thursday from 6-8 PM.
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