OBITUARY

MSgt Stewart Lee Bowles

July 18, 1960February 12, 2019
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On February 12, 2019, we lost Master Sergeant Stewart Lee “Kiwi” Bowles of Jacksonville, FL, as result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident. We lost a husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend. An avid motorcycle rider, Lee loved life and lived it to the fullest. A 33 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Lee served honorably post 9/11 as a crew chief for the 125th Fighter Wing of Jacksonville FL. Lee, 3rd Vise and rider of the American Legion Post 137, was preparing for retirement in 2020.

Beloved husband of Shelby (nee Wieda) Bowles and stepfather of Allen Rutland; loving father of Stewart and Crystal Bowles; dearest brother of Barbara, Chuck, Dale, and Robert Bowles; step brother of Susan Egerton, Christeen Hansen and Liza North; adored grandfather of Madison, Morgan, Emily Grace, Synthia, and Michael Bowles; also survived by many relatives and friends. Lee was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Lee (nee Lugenbeel); father, Phillip Stewart; son, Craig “Peewee”; brother, Norman and sister, Donna Bowles.

The family will be present on Thursday from 6PM-8 PM at the Hardage-Gidden Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Ave., Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11AM at Evangel Temple Assembly of God, 5755 Ramona Blvd., with Burial Services with Military Honors to follow at 2PM at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd., Reception will be held at the American Legion Post #137, 5443 San Juan Ave. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Lee’s name to the Patriot Guard Riders of Florida. Please share online condolences at www.dignitymemorial.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, March 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

MSgt Stewart Lee Bowles

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Tracey Fennessy(Harris)

March 8, 2019

You were an amazing man & you will be missed greatly....prayers for your family & friends

Patty Dillon

March 8, 2019

Lee, I won’t ever forgot or can’t thank you enough for the laughs you brought everyday to my office! I’ll miss that! I appreciate your generosity of including me into you network of friends on rides, your company on our trip to Thailand so we could shop for our loved ones, and just your hellos and bike and family chats every chance we had! You’ll be very missed!

Jim Kuebler

March 7, 2019

What a great American Patriot, He was a great riding buddy, fun loving person with almost always having a big smile and attitude for everyone around him, and a big heart!
Ride the High Clouds my friend!

William D (Bill) Kelly

March 7, 2019

Miss you buddy. Thanks for all your volunteer time at Post 137.
Your Children & Youth Bunny

Jay Carrick

March 7, 2019

It was an honor and a privilege to have known you stewie one of the nicest ,charitable, honest brothers I've ever met you will be remembered by many R.I.P my friend

Scott Gravely

March 6, 2019

Kiwi. It was an absolute honor to call u a brother and a friend. Ride free sir.

Alan Fife

March 6, 2019

Rest in peace brother. It was my pleasure to get to know you over the years. Until Valhalla.

Keith Baumbaugh

March 6, 2019

Lee has always shown me kindness and humor at and away from work for several years. Very sad to hear of his passing. God bless him

Nick Crosby

March 6, 2019

Rest easy Hero. You were always a good friend to me and my family.

Shelby Bowles

March 6, 2019

There will not be a day I won’t think of you. There won’t be a day that I won’t love you. There won’t be a day I won’t miss you. I thank the good lord that you came into my life. You were the prayer I thought would never be answered but it was. I love you with every breath I take and every bit of my heart. Your loving wife.
Shelby

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