Nathan Bowen

May 22, 1973January 8, 2021

Mr. Nathan McKinley Bowen, 47, of Granite Falls passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

He was born to Mr. Hagan Bowen and Mrs. Norma Jean Scalf Ritch on May 22, 1973 in Caldwell County. Mr. Bowen enjoyed going to the dragstrip in Wilkesboro, hunting, visiting the beach, and was a motorcycle enthusiast. He was the type of man that would help you out without hesitation. His love and affection for his family, and his beloved dog Harley Davidson, ran deep.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Melissa Haas Bowen of Granite Falls; daughter, Bethany Leanne Bowen of Hudson; father, Hagan Bowen of Kingsport, Tennessee; and mother, Norma Jean Scalf Ritch and husband William of Hudson.

A memorial service will be held at Pendry’s Funeral Home in Lenoir on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Scalf officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St NW, Lenoir, North Carolina 28645.

Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Nathan McKinley Bowen.


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Mary Hoyle

January 11, 2021

You have a very pretty precious daughter and she is gonna do well in life. You would have been proud..

Deborah Kernott

January 11, 2021

Meeting Nathan was an honor,first time I meet him is when he came up to Michigan in our teens,had bunch of fun with the bowen claim and in 1990 first time I went down to n.c ,we all had fun at ghost town,twissty railroad, swimming in the swim hole in the hollar,cook outs at hagons and so much more,I thank God for having a good friend.r.i.p Nathan.

Frieda Purcell

January 11, 2021

I remember when y'all, you, your mom & dad, lived on Indian Grave Road, at top of hill, we we're all , my family with my dad, over at your house. They were probably working on some random car and we we're playing in the woods out back. We were running down the hill for some odd reason I'm sure and Nathan ran into a barbed wire fence and got tangled up in it. Needless to say, we all freaked out!!!!

Patty Benfield

January 10, 2021

You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Patty Benfield
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