Lee Funeral Home

11840 Highway 90, Little River, SC


James Edward Bowles

24 September , 19568 November , 2019


James Edward Bowles, 63, died November 8, 2019 at his home.

Born on September 24, 1956 in Washington, DC, he was the son of Lawrence Francis and Mary Elizabeth Senftle.

Mr. Bowles is survived by his wife of 21 years, Catherine Ann Johnson Bowles; son, James Lynn Bowles; daughter, Michelle Renee Bowles; four sisters, Barbara, Patricia, Nancy and Susan; three grandchildren, Kayla, Kevin and Victoria; and faithful canine companion, Gizmo.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Lee Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


  • Visitation Saturday, 16 November , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 16 November , 2019


James Edward Bowles

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Jan Fernen Ernest

16 November 2019

I have fond memories of Jimmy and the Bowles family from Mt. Calvary & Suitland H.S. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

Russ Mcguire

16 November 2019

Jimmy what a guy from the first time we met back in the CB radio days Chainbreaker the van fest me laying my bike down on silver Hill Rd then having kids waiting 26 years to ride along side you again all with your encouragement our conversations will be missed God bless you and say hello to Elmo

Theresa Quine

15 November 2019

All the Senftle cousins have such wonderful memories of Christmas at the Bowles’ house. Good food, lots of laughter and just being together. Jimmy was always a gentle presence. Know that we love you.

Michael Cusin

15 November 2019

I have a lot of fun and fond memories of growing up with Jimmy and the family. From sledding down the backyard hill, to riding many bikes and dirt bikes to the gravel pits, to working on our first cars and many more memories. Ride on, ole friend. My condolences to all. Rest in peace.

Michelle bowles

14 November 2019

Dad I am trying so hard to do as you ask and not cry or be sad, but every day is different just like when you were here. But I miss you already so much, I see you every day in my thoughts of your goofy smile and laugh and how your eyes sparkled with such love inside. I will never stop thinking about you or missing your half ass hugs and long lectures when I would vent or go through something stupid that I could have avoided. You are my backbone and the greatest teacher I have ever had. God gave me such a special man to forever look up to, a father with such a beautiful heart and soul. No one could ever compare to you. I will forever love and miss you. And you will be thought of every single day. I hope I have made you proud because I am beyond proud of you my father the first man in my life. And I will continue to try my best and make you proud. You are always right you have always been right and every word you spoke is embedded in me. I love you so much dad and your little girl I will always be. Watch over us always, because you're with God now and I couldn't do it without you or faith in him. Till we meet again my whole entire heart.

Beanies loves you

Sammy Blair

13 November 2019

I have so many great memories, You WILL ...be missed Jim, I was planning to come down to Myrtle Beach this Spring, Jim could fix ANYTHING ;) I put more miles on my bike with Jim than anyone I ever rode with, there was always a sense of security riding with Jim, you knew if ya broke down, he'd have ya up and running, I always told him he reminds me of my father's genius ...SMART guys, Looks like we'll see ya on the other side, you left too soon, but God has reasons for everything, me....I think he needs something fixed and knows "you got this" Sincere Condolences to Cathy and family, and friends.

Joleen Brzozowski Bottalico

13 November 2019

Sweetest boy in Mount Calvary and Suitland

Duck Traylor

12 November 2019

James was a good friend of mine and a ole school mate fro Mt Calvary and Suitland High school. Had great times with Jim and a lot of fond memories. Going to cook outs at friends houses and riding bikes back in the day with him ! And I mean back in the 70’s . I knew his family also his daughter Michelle and his sisters Patty and Barbra . I am so sorry of your loss and may he Rest In Peace ! Duck.

Patty Irwin

12 November 2019

My brother always the teaser, I wish you were teasing us now. Hard to believe he is gone at such a young age. His memory will live on as together we share stories of his life. May God be with you as you take your final ride to heaven on your beloved Harley.
Peace and love.

Sherry Godwin

11 November 2019

Heartbroken, shocked and numb. Hard to believe we have more than 50 years of friendship and the life events that were shared. It’s so hard to actually accept you are gone. So many good times and memories. Jimmy, you were more than a friend, you were family and we will forever hold you dear in our hearts. Peace be with you.
Our Love Always,

Robert and Sherry Godwin