February 6, 1930 – December 29, 2019
LeRoy Bowers, 89, of Paris, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at Brentwood Terrace Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 2nd, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Randall Scott & Rev. Steve Gunter officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Bowers, the son of James Willie Bowers & Bertie Francis Harris Bowers, was born Feb. 6, 1930, in Hopewell. He attended Hopewell schools, and worked a short time at Shiver’s Gulf Station on North Main before beginning his career at Westinghouse which spanned 15 years. He then opened Bowers Garage where he worked until his retirement. In 1963, he joined Immanuel Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and remained a faithful member. LeRoy had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for several years. He enjoyed camping, traveling, hunting, dominos, cards, and eating breakfast at The Roadhouse Family Diner. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Kenneth Alexander, and three brothers, Andrew, Robert, and Don Bowers. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Marie Kirtley Bowers, whom he married on Nov. 5, 1949, five children; Vicky Braswell of Paris, Richard Bowers & wife Robin of Paris, Tina Sheridan & husband Gerald of Paris, Norvell Bowers & wife Stacy of Sulphur Springs, and Greg Bowers & wife Cathy of Princeton, grandchildren; Katy Churchwell & husband Patrick, Terrie Acker & husband Clayton, Tammy Scott, Tonya Scott, Christopher Bowers, Amy Bowers, Alma Shipman, Patrick Bowers, Keith Sheridan & wife Stefanie, Kyle Sheridan & wife Jenna, Kacie Bone & husband J. D., Joshua Bowers & wife Deanna, Jonathan Bowers, Logan Bowers, Jacob Bowers, and Jordan Bowers, 20 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, two sisters, Flora West and Mary Sprabary, and a sister-in-law, Martha Bowers along with numerous nieces & nephews and a plethora of friends. Casket bearers will be: Christopher Bowers, Patrick Bowers, Keith Sheridan, Kyle Sheridan, J. D. Bone, Joshua Bowers, Jonathan Bowers, and Jacob Bowers. Honorary bearers will be: Patrick Churchwell, James McNeal, Danny Webster, Jordan Bowers, Mike Horne, and Phil Span. If desired, the family requests that memorials be made to The Shoebox Ministry at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1771 Bonham Street, Paris, TX 75460.
- Visitation Wednesday, January 1, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, January 2, 2020
- Committal Service Thursday, January 2, 2020
January 1, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Leroy's passing. He was a great friend to our family and especially to my son Keith who worked for him and really thought of him as a great friend. The family is always in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
December 31, 2019
Vicky- You and your family are in my prayers at this time of parting. Death brings tears and sadness, but having faith and knowing your father did, will bring comfort like no other. Love ~ Martha H.
Jeanette Towers - Eydani
December 31, 2019
Remembering Mr. Bowers and praying for you at this time.
So sorry to hear of his passing,
He was a man of God and a wonderful example of what it meant to live his life for Him.
December 30, 2019
To Mrs. Bowers, Tina, Vicky, and the Bowers family: I did not know Mr. Bowers personally, but I knew that he was a kind man. From what I observed over the years, he was a good man who took care of his family and was a friend to many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.