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Earthman Baytown Funeral Home

3919 Garth Road, Baytown, TX

OBITUARY

William H. Bowers

May 26, 1929August 12, 2019

William H. Bowers lived a long fulfilling life of 90 years and is survived by large family of descendants totally over 50. He was born in Houston and is the son of a baker and a homemaker. He received up to an 8th grade education however in those days that was common to only have 8-10 years of schooling. He served 4 years of military service in the Navy during the Korean War. It was during this time that he married his first wife Winnie and had 3 children. After the war, he worked various jobs and raised his family until finally discovering his entrepreneurial passion for building dog and birdhouses and repairing mowers. He started WM Bowers Enterprise located in La Porte and worked that business for over 20 years. His son Jimmy had his own paint and body shop just behind the mower shop. Over the years, he employed many family members including his daughter Kathy and many grandchildren. It seemed to be a great way to keep the family close. It was during the latter years of the business, he married his second wife Mary of 10 years. Unfortunately, due to the marriage not working out he was forced to sell the business. He was quite disappointed but not discouraged. After moving to Livingston to establish a new homestead he opened another lawn and garden business on his property that he continued to work with the help of his son Billy. The plan was for Billy to take over the business, but he passed away unexpectedly a year ago. His business will continue to operate under the direction of his grandson Ray. He enjoyed the simple things in life like just sitting and watching things move around like his grandchildren playing. For the last 50 years, he did not drink alcohol, smoke tobacco or even watch TV. He simply enjoyed reading his publications on the mower industry and going to church on Sunday. He would sit and talk shop all day long, with whoever was willing to listen. Obviously, his business was a big part of the latter part of his life. He will be greatly missed but being a man of God, he is now in Heaven and free of any pain and now has unlimited mobility. In his last days, he wanted to see his son Billy and most likely, that strong desire is what allowed him to part from his earthly being and release his spiritual being; Mom, dad, sister, brother and son reunited in Heaven. He will be greatly missed by so many because he was so loved by so many. Another Angel in Heaven has arrived.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ray Parker, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Parker, Active Pallbearer
  • Greg Bowers, Active Pallbearer
  • Jimmy Bowers, Active Pallbearer
  • Josh Parker, Active Pallbearer
  • Bryan Hoff, Active Pallbearer

Services

20 August

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am

First Baptist Church of Providence

898 Providence Lane
Livingston, TX 77351

20 August

Celebration of Life

10:00 am

First Baptist Church of Providence

898 Providence Lane
Livingston, TX 77351

20 August

Interment

2:15 pm

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77038

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