Robert Parks Bowden

September 14, 1930April 9, 2013

Robert Parks Bowden September 14, 1930 – April 9, 2013

Bob Bowden, age 82, went to be with the Lord Tuesday following a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 14, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 5399 Hartley Bridge Road, Macon at 2 PM. Visitation will follow in the fellowship hall. Dr. Charles Michael Blizzard will officiate.

Bob, also known as Parks, was born in Banning, Georgia but lived most of his life in Macon. A butcher by trade, he also was a veteran of the United States Navy, and a former member of Second Baptist Church in Macon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marie Chafin.

He is survived by his siblings: James (Doris) Bowden of Warner Robins, Gaye (Chuck) Hattaway, and David (Betty) Gales of Macon. He is also survived by the love of his life, Bertie Allen & children Kathy (Bob) Alspaugh and their daughter, Beth of Winston-Salem, NC; Karin Bush and her son Jason; Kay (Paul) Bellinger; and Bruce Keen; his favorite aunt, Ruby Johnson; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, P. O. Box 3296, Macon, Georgia 31205-3296.

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Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono has charge of arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, April 14, 2013
  • Memorial Service Sunday, April 14, 2013

Robert Parks Bowden

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Janic Gillen

April 15, 2013

Gaye, I am so sorry about your brother's passing. I know it leaves a void in your life, and I am praying for you.

Billy, Jennifer Dollar

April 14, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during your time of mourning.

Sharon Newsome

April 12, 2013

I am so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. He was such a good man- one of the nicest people I have ever met. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Christine James

April 12, 2013


I'm so sorry about your brother! I know you will miss him, but you have many memories of him that will comfort you in the sad days ahead.

Bruce Bowden

April 12, 2013

...will miss Parks so much. Thoughts & prayers are with the family.

Kat & Cecil

April 12, 2013

For the Family, so sorry for your loss. May time ease your pain.

April 12, 2013

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Andrea, Jayson and Lydia Prichard

Gladys Mobley

April 11, 2013

Prayers and thoughts to the family. I thought the World of Bob and he often said I reminded him of his Mother. What a wonderful man he was and he will be missed by everyone that ever met him.

Diane Bower

April 11, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing, he was such a good man and what time I lived in the same apartment building he lived in he was always so kind and considerate , always offering to help any and everybody, My thoughts and Prayers are with the family.