William Otis Bowen

May 11, 1933February 15, 2013

Mr. Bowen, age 79, of Charlotte, died Friday, February 15, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center - University. Born May 11, 1933 in Binghamton, NY, he was a son of the late Dr. Otis and Ellen Bowen. Mr. Bowen retired as a social worker of New York.

The family will receive friends 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sunday at Wilson Funeral & Cremation Service. Immediately following the visitation, there will be a formal procession from the funeral home to Charlotte Memorial Gardens, where his graveside service will be held.

Survivors include a son, Brad Bowen and his wife, Cathy, of Charlotte; daughter, Andrea Wintergrass and her husband, David, of Stamford, CT; five grandchildren; and a brother, Edward Finley Bowen of Binghamton. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bowen was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Sognalian Bowen.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral & Cremation Service, 5301 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 (704-568-2106). Condolences may be offered at



  • Visitation Sunday, February 17, 2013


  • Graveside Service

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betty wall

February 22, 2013

Dear Andrea & Brad,
It was sad to learn of your father's death. I have many nice memories of
good times together, especially at Oaqua Lake with you and my children,
Mark & michele Kane...I will always
carry them in my heart. My sincere
condolences. Betty Wall

Dean Matthews

February 21, 2013

Brad Cathy and family,
Very sorry to hear of Odie's passing. He was like a second father growing up. He always liked kicking my butt in tennoose. I'll drive by Edgewood for you.
Fondest memories,

ken hessberger

February 20, 2013

I worked with your dad for over 20 years. He was a fine social worker, friend and person. I always enjoied his wit and calmness under fire. My heartfelt prayers go out to his family

Carol Mion

February 17, 2013

I was sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I worked with your father at the Binghamton Psych Center. He was a good man who I am glad to have known. My thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

February 16, 2013

Dear Andrea, David, Brad & Cathy, You are all in our thoughts & prayers at this sorrowful time. We will always remember the good times we had with your dad & mom. We love you all. Mom & Dad Wintergrass

February 16, 2013

Dear Andrea, David, Brad & Cathy - Please know how very sorry we are for the loss of your dad. Please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Chip, Cindy, Kristin & Cameron

DD Pasquale Koch

February 16, 2013

Dear Andrea and Dave, I am so sorry about your dad's passing. Although I have not seen you in many years I keep hearing of your successes through Mrs. W and Cindy, successes your dad was very proud of. God Bless You