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Brentwood-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home

9010 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN

OBITUARY

Charles "Tony" Anthony BOWDEN

June 28, 1945June 22, 2020
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Charles Anthony Bowden (Tony) passed away at home on June 22, 2020. Tony was born to Dorothy Little and Bert W. Bowden in Lewisburg, Tennessee in 1945. The family moved to Sheffield, Alabama, where he graduated from Sheffield High School. He married Bettie Francis Huff of Powell, Tennessee in 1965. He was drafted in the Vietnam Conflict in January 1966, and served for two years in Germany as a courier of classified materials. Upon his return to the U.S., he graduated from the University of Tennessee (Nashville campus) with a degree in mechanical engineering. After working for several different engineering companies, Tony started a business with a friend that ultimately became Prestige Trophies in Brentwood, Tennessee, creator of fine awards for over 38 years, 36 years as sole proprietor. Tony loved to travel and boat in Middle Tennessee. He was a dedicated baseball, basketball, and soccer coach, and with his wife started a youth soccer league in southeast Nashville: Cole Community Soccer League. He enjoyed car racing, woodworking, taking care of his house, and spending time with his family. He had many friends and family that cared about him. He is survived by his wife Bettie of 55 years, his only son Geoff, his daughter-in-law Amy, and his five grandchildren, Madelyn, Sophia, Sydney, Mario, and Anthony. Also survived by his sister-in-law Inez Rice, his nephews, their wives, and their children, Dan and Amy Rice (Jacob and Emily), and David Rice and Chandra Wells (Lily and Bessa). He and his wife worked side-by-side with Rick Frawley and Robert Parker for over 30 years at the trophy shop, friends til the end.

There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from three until seven o’clock in the evening on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Brentwood-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be offered by visiting: www.brentwood-roesch-pattonfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Friday, June 26, 2020

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Charles "Tony" Anthony BOWDEN

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David Rice

June 27, 2020

We will miss Tony a great deal. He was always funny, kind, and loving to me and my family. He was especially kind to me when I lost my own father. I will always be grateful to him. We wish his family peace and love.

Bonnie and Mitch Mercante

June 26, 2020

Mitch and I cannot believe Tony is gone. We have all those memories of the times we went out and got into trouble. We will miss his humor, stories and his company. He was such a great person. We both loved him so much. Our love and prayers to Bettie and the whole family.

Diane Kuzina

June 25, 2020

I've always believed there are reasons why people's paths cross. And from the day Michael and I met Tony and Betty our lives were filled with joy and laughter. Enjoying the best of times from awesome dinners to weekend camping trips. Our friendship grew stronger and we became like family. Our hearts are saddened. We're going to miss you Tony.
Thanks for the Memories!

Debbie Christensen

June 25, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Uncle Tony. The first time we met, he held my babydoll for me. I was in love from that moment on! He will be missed.

Bruce Ragon

June 25, 2020

I am sorry for Uncle Tony's passing, but he suffers no more. He was dearly loved by all of our family. He, and they, remain in our prayers.

R C Jackson SR

June 25, 2020

Tony Bowden was my neighbor and friend for many years. He and his wife Bettie are the neighbors you look for when you find your home. Everytime we had a conversation we would end up laughing what ever the subject was. I shall miss him. I would like to extend my condolences to his son and his family.


Chandra Wells

June 24, 2020

What a lovely tribute to Tony. He will be very much missed. Please accept our condolences, and our hope that memories of Tony will provide comfort to you all in days to come. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and love.

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