Mr. Glenn Bowers

July 7, 1948March 15, 2019

Glenn Bowers, 70, died Friday, March 15, 2019. Born July 7, 1948 at a U.S. military hospital in Bremen, Germany, he was the son of the late Rhudar and Elfriede Bowers. He was a proud U.S. Army brat who once played on an all-Europe all-star baseball team that competed in the 1963 Babe Ruth League World Series in Farmington, New Mexico. Mr. Bowers was a 1970 graduate of Clemson University and a devoted Tiger fan. He was an IPTAY scholarship donor, Heisman Life Donor, and member of the Anna Calhoun Clemson Society. He was a 1974 graduate of the University of South Carolina Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of Wig and Robe. He practiced law for almost forty years and was a Managing Partner at Bowers and Orr Law Firm. Mr. Bowers served as president of the S.C. Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association in 1991 and consistently rated by his peers as a leading lawyer. Mr. Bowers is survived by his wife, Christy Snipes Bowers; sons, Chris Caughman (Mary Benton), Matthew Bowers, and Andrew Bowers; daughter, Ainsley Bowers; and three grandchildren; sisters, Arlene Andrews (Stuart) and Margaret Rollins (Michael); and brother, Roy Bowers (Sandra). Visitation will be Monday, March 18, 2019, at 11 o’clock at Dunbar Funeral Home, 3926 Devine Street, Columbia SC, followed by the memorial service at noon, with Rev. Jason Moore officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Clemson University. Please direct your gift to (fund) in memory of Glenn Bowers. Gifts may be made online at or by mail at Clemson University Annual Giving Office, 110 Daniel Drive, Clemson, SC 29631. Memories and condolences may be shared at


  • Visitation Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, March 18, 2019

Mr. Glenn Bowers

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March 21, 2019

dear Christy and Ainsley, I just heard of glenn's passing.
my heart goes out to you and your family. please know
i'm thinking of you and praying that
GOD will give you peace.
Nancy Martin

Melanie Kosterman

March 18, 2019

Mom just told me about your loss and wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I can't imagine the void you must feel but know that you are a strong person and your faith can get you through anything. I regret that time, distance and just living our own lives kept us from seeing you more often. Every time I think of you, I picture you and Marshall (with me tagging along) riding around talking about the "Pick of the Week".
Was so happy for you when you met & married Glenn and had an instant family. I hope all your good memories will comfort you. I am sorry I could not come to the Memorial Service but will plan a trip with Marshall and "Nunie" to come and see you when things settle down and you are ready for company. I read this quote and it seems appropriate for a time like this: "Don't fret and worry about the future. Do what you know you ought to do today. The rest is God's responsibility. He has promised to be with us each step of the way. What more can we ask for?"
Love, Melanie

Anthony Cochet, Sr.

March 16, 2019

Dear Christy, Arlene and Family,
I am deeply saddened by Glenn's passing. We were roommates for a number of years at Clemson and really good friends. I owe Glenn a lot for his help in my becoming a lawyer. He could have been a star basketball player at Clemson, but he chose to focus on his studies and he became a first-tier lawyer. We shared many, many good times together in college and later in life. We both loved Clemson.
I hope the Lord will give you strength during this time of grieving. My brother Alan, a Presbyterian minister and lifelong friend of Stuart , has you all in his prayers. I regret that the military moved me too far away to see Glenn as often as I would have liked. Please know that you all are in my every thought.

Andy Cochet, Clemson Class of '70