Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel

412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA


Mr. Edward N Bowles

January 17, 1941July 14, 2019

BOWLES, Edward N. USA Ret, 78 of Eagle Rock VA died Sunday, July 14 at his home. He was the widower of Monique LePoul Bowles, and was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth A. Bogar and a brother, George R. Bowles. He is survived by his wife, Linda; 2 sons, Steve J. Bowles and George N. Bowles; a daughter, Brenda A. Rezac; two brothers, James A. Bowles and Jackie L. Bowles; one sister, Frances Carroll; one granddaughter, Skylar S. Bowles. Mr. Bowles retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of service, serving in France, Germany and Vietnam. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Funeral Service will be held at the Nelsen Funeral Home Reid Chapel, 412 S. Washington Highway on Friday, July 19 at 10 AM. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment at Signal Hill Cemetery


  • Visitation Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Interment Friday, July 19, 2019


Mr. Edward N Bowles

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July 16, 2019

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Annie Inman

July 16, 2019

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Annie Inman

July 16, 2019

I am going to miss you dearly uncle nelson. I will keep all memory of close to my heart forever. I love you so much.

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Emily Mitchell

July 16, 2019

To Mr. Bowles Family,

May God comfort your hearts during this difficult time. I always enjoyed chatting with Mr. Bowles when he visited Signal Hill Memorial Park. Mr. Bowles always had such a warm and friendly smile.

Angel Perry

July 15, 2019

I am truly going to miss you Uncle Nelson. I remember when I needed help with my history homework. I asked everyone at my house about it and no one knew. My grandma told me if anyone would know the answer it was you. I called you up and sat on the phone for like three hours for one answer I needed. You told me if I needed anymore help to just give you a call back and you would help me as much as possible.
I love you Uncle Nelson. You will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace.

Lynn Perry

July 15, 2019

I am surely gonna miss u uncle nelson
I remember all the dinners Nannie and papa had every Saturday and all the fun bar b ques we had at our house may be fine but never forgotten love u uncle nelson