OBITUARY

Barry Allen Bowles Sr.

June 19, 1945March 27, 2019
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Barry Allen Bowles Sr., 73, of Martinsville, Va. passed away March 27, 2019. He was born on June 19, 1945 in Martinsville, Va. to the late Stanley W. Bowles, Sr. and Carlyne Reynolds Bowles.

Barry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley Hiner Bowles; sons, Barry Allen Bowles, Jr. and wife Tammy, of Martinsville and Carl Benjamin Bowles of Martinsville; grandchildren, Robert Shane Rakes, Wilson Langr Bowles, Julia Hiner Bowles and Dalton Grey Bowles; brothers David W. Bowles and wife Shirley of Ridgeway, Robert S. Bowles an wife Marianne of Glouster and Stanley W. Bowles, Jr. and wife June of Martinsville; also several nieces and nephews.

Barry was a member of Broad Street Christian Church and attended Warm Springs Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Ferrum College and was a Past President of Stanley W. Bowles Corporation. He currently worked in Commercial Real Estate as a Partner in Bowles Properties Inc. He was also a Past President of the Southside Association of General Contractors and served in the Virginia National Guard.

Barry was an avid fly fisherman and grouse hunter who dearly loved his family and his dogs. He loved to cook and he loved going to Bath County. He was a member of Chatmoss Country Club and the Ruffed Grouse Society.

A Celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at McKee-Stone Funeral Home. Speakers will be John Gregory and Pastor Charles Reed. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2019
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Barry Allen Bowles Sr.

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Chip & Carolyn Lackey

April 2, 2019

One of my earliest memories of Barry and the entire Bowles family was when I visited with my mother to pick up (purchase) a beautiful female Collie puppy which I remember was related to the famous 'LASSIE' (?) Barry and I were maybe 6 or 8 years old then......Good family, good friends, good business associate, good memories, he will be missed. Our sympathies to you Shirley and to the boys and more. Let him live through the happy and good memories you all shared together.....Chip & Carolyn

Nelson Martin

March 30, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Although I did not know Barry well he was always friendly and kind to me.

Ellen Rorrer Light (Ferrum College 1964-1966)

March 29, 2019

My sincere sympathy and prayers.

Johnnie Jones

March 29, 2019

Shirley, I was sorry to learn of Barry's passing. Barry was a man with vision and integrity.
It was always a pleasure to deal with Barry. My thoughts are with you and the family.
Sincerely, Johnnie Jones

Tammy Davis

March 29, 2019

I am so very sorry about Barry. I am forever grateful to have the opportunity to have worked for Barry at the Stanley W Bowles Corporation. He and his family were always so good to me and my family. I have some wonderful memories of Barry, one being when he brought his dogs to the office. We were all treated as family in the office and it made coming to work a pleasure.

Shirley, Allen & Ben, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
In your grief, I pray you will come to a place of comfort and peace.

The entire Bowles family will always have a special place in my heart.

I love you all,
Tammy Davis and family (Tommy, Makenzie & Aaron)

Steve Goad

March 29, 2019

Allen I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Todd Whitescarver

March 28, 2019

So many fond memories of Barry at Fort Lewis Hunt Club.

What a great man!!!

Todd Whitescarver

Tambrey Fedorko

March 28, 2019

Ben and Allen so very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Ben’s birthday dinners at your parent’s house. I enjoyed the time and conversations with your Dad. You are all in my prayers. Love to you all. - Tammy

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