Joe Frank Bowers Jr.

December 4, 1942July 5, 2018

Frank was a native Charlottean, born to Joe Frank Bowers Sr. and Margaret Neville Bowers. He graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1961 and attended East Carolina University before serving in the U.S. Army for 6 years. He was a very successful sales rep with Hand Held Products (Honeywell) and traveled the world until his retirement in 2009. Frank was a friend to many, all of whom he loved dearly. If you were a friend of Frank's, you were a friend for life. He accepted every day as a gift from God and helped everyone he knew with empathy and good deeds. He was a loyal friend to all who knew him and his sense of humor and honesty will always be cherished by family and friends.

Frank is survived by his wife, Sissy and daughter, Brittany, sisters; Sylvia Campbell (Clyde), Becky Wood, and Judy McCarter (Bobby), as well as nieces and nephews, cousins, and countless friends. Per Frank's request there will be no memorial service, but please raise your glass and toast to good friends in honor of Frank. Donations can be made to the Merkel Cell Carcinoma Research Fund at the University of Washington or to the Salvation Army.

"What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Marcia Brashear

July 10, 2018

Sissy and Brittany,
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Frank was such an amazing man, so positive and encouraging. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of working with him at Hand Held Products. I can still see his ever-present smile and hear his warm laughter.

Becky Glover Hadley

July 10, 2018

Sissy, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

edward carlson

July 10, 2018

I knew Frank for over 50 years and thoroughly enjoyed his friendship, especially our time together at Honeywell. His positive personalty and quick wit made him a joy to be around. Stephanie and I send our sincere condolences.

Rest well my friend!

Ed Carlson

charles la vene

July 9, 2018

My sincere condolences to you Sissy and family. Frank was such a warm and friendly man. He always greeted you with the warmest welcome and hand shake and of course that big smile and laugh. Such a gentleman, he will be greatly missed by all who came in contact with him. May he rest in peace. My glass is held high in your honor my friend. Charlie "Continental" La Vene


July 9, 2018

Sissy, we will always remember Frank...the way he touched others...the way he made everyone feel special...that great laugh of his. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We can rejoice that we will see him again in Heaven. He is loved by so many, and we hope that is a comfort to you. Roger has a phone message (sent June7) from Frank. He played it today. Frank will always be here in spirit with us. Love, Roger & Sharon

Keith David Wentzel

July 9, 2018

I was 2 years behind Frank at East Mecklenburg High School. After Frank got out of the Army and I got out of the Air Force we worked together for several years at Honeywell. Frank was a great guy! He will be missed by so many.

Chuck Reeves

July 9, 2018

There aren't enough words in the English language to say all that Frank Bowers meant to the people he loved, especially my family & every friend I ever introduced him to... he was "one-of-a-kind" in all the great ways &, while we will miss his smile, his laugh, his touch, his concern, his knowledge, his compassion, & his love, we all know we will see him once again, some day. Just like those that have gone before us are all ready reunited & enjoying their reunion, we too, will have that joy. Prayers to his family & all his friends as we rejoice in having known him & count our blessings accordingly. God bless you Frank & may He help us endure the grief we feel... Love ya Buddy !


July 8, 2018

Sissy ,
My Y buddy Frank was a real joy to be with , great personality , honest and caring . Nancy and I remember , with fondness , the good times we had the regular parties with the " group "and having dinner at The Ranch House on Wilkerson Blvd.
I remember your wedding , what a joy , two wonderful people joining for life's journey .
Then a beautiful daughter , I remember Frank saying , " if I had known it would be this much fun , I would have done it earlier " .
He will be missed by many and memories will be cherished .
He will be looking down from Heaven and waiting to greet us one day with his usual " oh great one " .
Lunch at Panera Bread will never be the same .
We are so sorry for the loss of such a fine man .
Ken Peterson

Jake Shuford

July 8, 2018

There simply are not words. Frank was a mentor, friend, associate and champion as we progressed through our experiences together! I clearly feel he was one of the "great guys" that embodied the true good in life. The world certainly isn't as bright without him! Godspeed Mr. Bowers!

Joe Zvanut

July 8, 2018

It seems I knew Frank forever. From the moment I started with Hand Held Products he put me under his wing. Someday, if I'm good enough to end up where I know he is, I expect to hear his voice booming: "Z-man! How the hell are you! What took you so long?" This isn't so much "good-by" as it is: "until we meet again." God loves you, Frank and so do I.