Claude Wayne Bowles

October 23, 1940February 25, 2018
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Claude W. Bowles, 77, of Charleston, passed away February 25, 2018, after a long, long battle with dementia. Claude was a worker, always took pride in what he did, at his home and at the workplace. He retired from SCSM and worked at the Volkswagen plant and True Temper until they moved from the valley. He was also a licensed refrigeration and air conditioning tech. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis Sr. and Macel Skiles Bowles; son, John W. Bowles; daughter, Deanna Bowles Vaughan; stepson, David Sneed; sisters, Emma Jean Pierson, Josephine Lucas, Ruby Burdette and Margaret Stover; and brothers, Otis Bowles Jr., Delbert Bowles and Robert Bowles. Claude is survived by his wife, Mickie R. Bowles; daughter, Claudia A. Dangerfield of Charleston; stepson, Michael Sneed of Charleston; sister, Brenda Sue Butcher of Cross Lanes; brothers, Charles and Eugene Bowles, both of Charleston; and grandchildren, Claude John “CJ” Bowles, and Heather, Logan and Steven Sneed. The funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastors Mark Flynn and Steve White officiating. Entombment will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. The visitation for his family and friends will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Beverly Hargis

March 10, 2018

Deepest sympathy for your loss. Claude was always super nice to me. I know he's resting in peace in heaven.

Mary Walker

March 6, 2018

Dee Dee was one of my best friends. I went on my first visit to Kings Islang with them. My sympathy to the family. Claudia, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Ann Thompson

keith richard

February 27, 2018

I worked security at east gait shipping at scsm claude came out to the gate when things were slack we had some good talks. we saw one another again at the marmet center when I had rehab for hip surgery that is when I saw his condition and I was very sadden to see this wonderful man like he was' we never realize what can happen to us my best to the family keith

Kim Smith

February 27, 2018

I am saddened by Claude's passing but I know he's now at peace and no longer suffering. He was a good man and he truly, truly loved his family. He was also one of the finest neighbors anyone could ask for. He was always asking if my mom or I needed anything. Heaven has gained a true angel. I pray for God to wrap his arms around Mickie, Heather, Claudia and the rest of the family and give them strength and comfort during this sad time.

Beth Moore

February 27, 2018

While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. The bible hold out to us a truly beautiful promise. This wonderful promise of hope is recorded at Daniel 12:2 "And many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up, some to everlasting life." Imagine our dear loved ones, whom we have lost in death, just sleeping waiting to wake up again and be reunited with us. How we long for that special day so close at hand.

Bobby an Cathy Freeman /Lucas

February 26, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Rest in peace.