Bobby (BJ) Bowers

May 23, 1931November 21, 2012

Bobby (BJ) Bowers, 81, of Newburgh, IN, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012. He was born May 23, 1931 in Wichita, Kansas.

BJ served in the Army and retired as an FAA/ATCT Manager at the Evansville Airport.

He was a member of the Eagles and was a Mason in the Newburgh Lodge 174. He was a Kentucky Colonel.

BJ was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Margaret K. Bowers in 2011 and a brother, George Bowers.

He is survived by daughter, Victoria Grove (Kerri) of Sarasota, FL; six nieces and one nephew; and close family friend, Rick Dillbeck.

Services will be 4:00 PM Monday, November 26, 2012, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dr. Todd Gile. Friends may visit Monday from 3:00 to 4:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 1, Evansville, IN 47701.


  • Funeral Service Monday, November 26, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, November 26, 2012

Bobby (BJ) Bowers

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Sunny and Michele Chong

December 8, 2012

Sunny and I will miss a great man. He gave us an opportunity to work together as a husband and wife team when no one would consider us. Thank you Bobby, may his memory be eternal.

Jim Alexander

November 27, 2012

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I was an Air Traffic Controller during Bobby's tenure in the Evansville Tower, and greatly enjoyed working with him.

Digger Phelps

November 26, 2012

I will remember Bobby as a fair and honest man, that was willing to help you in anyway. He was known as the BOSS to me.

Ben Euler

November 24, 2012

Thanks to Bobby Bowers for giving me my first opportunity at supervision and management in FAA air traffic. Leadership was Bobby's specialty. Thanks for the leadership! God bless!

Chaplain Richard Reuer

November 24, 2012

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation and an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one, if you wish for a personalized memorial card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salutes, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, please send your request to:

Chaplain Richard Reuer, Honoring Those Who Served Ministry
1206 6th St SW
Minot, ND 58701

Or click on CONTACT ME to email your mailing address for which card be mailed to.

This service is free to all veteran families. I wish to thank you for your serving from one veteran to another – Thanks!