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Robert L. Bowles Jr.

December 5, 1936October 23, 2019

Robert Lee Bowles, Jr. “Bob” Bob Bowles, age 82, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida passed away on Wednesday evening, October 23, 2019. He was born in Sylacauga, Alabama, son of the late Robert Lee Bowles, Sr. and Grace W. Bowles. Bob served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a graduate of Auburn University and worked in retail serving as a general manager for the K-Mart Corporation for forty years. Bob was a member of The United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, FL. He enjoyed movies and reading and most of all spending time with his family. Bob leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Karen Brooks and husband Warren of West Palm Beach, FL; Leslie Franco and husband Gene, of Las Vegas, NV; Kristina Baker and husband Rob, of Lake Worth, FL; seven grandchildren, Brittni Fernandez, Bailey Stamm, and Alex Brooks, Hilliary Soriano and Shelby Franco, Lee and Grace Baker; and two great grandchildren, Cassidy and Charlie Stamm. There will be a memorial service to celebrate Bob’s life at The United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches, 900 Brandywine Road, West Palm Beach, on Monday, October 28 at 4 P.M. with Rev. Phyllis Parthemer officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, may wish to consider contributions in Bob’s memory to Trustbridge Hospice Foundation: https://trustbridgefoundation.org/ways-to-give/donate-now/


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Robert L. Bowles Jr.

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Daphine Thompson

November 3, 2019

Remembering Buddy as a friend in school. We have kept in touch for many years now with Christmas cards and infrequent phone calls... I will miss you Buddy. We will meet again.

Sylvia Thomas Newman

October 31, 2019

Buddy and I knew one another from High School and decided early on that we were friends and had fun times together. He invited me
to Sewanee as a date for one of his classmates which was a big occasion for a small town girl . As one of his tricks, he sent a letter
to me in Stevenson addressed to Sylvia “Sterling” Thomas, Sterling
being the name of the beer I sometimes drank, and being a no no
for a young lady in Stevenson. I remember the first time he brought
Your Mom to a dance in Stevenson and introduced her to me and
said he had found his “DeDe ! I have a picture He sent me of the family which has your mother,the three daughters and husbands and grandchildren. He truly loved all of you! I received Christmas
cards from Buddy and talked with him a few times and he was dear
to me. I wish I had seen him once more and had told my husband that we needed to visit Buddy on our next trip to Florida and was
thinking about the Christmas card he usually sends. He was a dear friend and I will miss him! My deepest sympathy to all the family, this
precious man will be missed. Sylvia Thomas Newman