Richard "Joe" Bowery
August 13, 1939 – April 4, 2019
Richard “Joe” Bowery, 79, of Kingsport, died Thursday, April 4, 2019 after a period of declining health. He graduated from Holston. He retired from Mason-Dixon and Riggs Brothers Construction. Joe’s special hobby was building racecar engines.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Toy and Wilsie Bowery; wife Betty and son Scott.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Becky Necessary and son-in-law, Joe Necessary; grandchildren, Casey and David Cleek; step-grandchildren, Robert, Megan, and Kaitlin Necessary; sister, Aileen Roller; and niece, Ginny Fisler.
The family will receive friends on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at East Lawn Funeral Home or anytime at his residence.
A graveside service will follow at 3:00pm at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Everlasting Life I with Pastor Karl Berndt officiating.
The family would like to extend a special thanks for the loving care provided by Joe Necessary and Tiffany Marcum. The family also wishes to thank the hospice nurses from Amedysis, especially his “sweetheart”, Lexie McCoy.
Online condolences may be made to the Bowery family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Bowery family.
- Becky Necessary and son-in-law, Joe Necassary, Daughter
- Casey and David Cleek, Grandchildren
- Robert, Megan and Kaitlin Necessary, Step-Grandchildren
- Aileen Roller, Sister
- Ginny Fisler, Niece
- Toy and Wilsie Bowery, Parents - Deceased
- Betty Bowery, Wife - Deceased
- Scott Bowery, Son - Deceased
- Visitation Monday, April 8, 2019
- Laid To Rest Monday, April 8, 2019
Richard "Joe" Bowery
April 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of the passing of my dear friend Joe Bowery.
I loved this man. He was a true gentleman and a true friend. The Bowerys were our next-door neighbors for a long time, and they were like family.
So sorry Aileen and Becky for your great loss. Joe was a true gem!
By the way, we were the Johnsons on Warpath Drive where the Bowerys and we lived in harmony and peace with one another. KNOW WHERE MY FRiEND JOE IS! RIP JOE!!
April 8, 2019
Goods friends that were part of our Bible Way family. Rest In Peace in your Heavenly home. My deepest Condolences to the family.