January 8, 1928 – May 11, 2020
Roy Bowen, 92, husband of the late Marilyn Davis Bowen, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020, at AnMed Cannon Memorial Hospital.
Born on January 8, 1928, he was an original of Pickens County, South Carolina. He was a son of the late Robert Pickens Bowen and Janie Chastain Bowen. Roy was retired from Ryobi and a member of Zion United Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, yardwork, and caring for others. He also had a daily routine of visiting friends at BJs gas station of Farrs Bridge Road.
Roy was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews and his two caregivers, a special nephew, Dale Davis (Sheila) and sister-in-law, Beatrice Davis.
He was preceded in death by his eight siblings, Robert Bowen, Bruce Bowen, Janie Hendley, J.C. Bowen, Walter Bowen, Reece Bowen, Ray Bowen, and Eva Lee Bowen.
A private graveside service will be held for Roy at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 432 Zion Church Rd., Easley, SC 29640.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
May 14, 2020
Roy has been a special friend to me for many years. He was a man
of dignity and always had a smile for everyone.
I know that I will see him again one day. A friend, Marie
May 13, 2020
My family & I have known Roy for 55 years. We've shared many wonderful memories of fellowship together.
Our greatest comfort is knowing that now, he is in the presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
In 1965, As we built our home next to Roy & Marilyn, we immediately became very close and lifelong friends. We knew that we could always count on each other. We have worked on our properties together, sometimes in our gardens, trimming & planting shrubbery, trimming & cutting trees, landscaping and much more.
We've spent many hours together sitting on our porch swings or at Roy's house on his carport. Sometimes I would be visiting Roy on his carport only to watch the Humming Birds swoop in to be fed from a feeder he had placed . For a few years a mysterious Yellow Finch would show up the same time each year to visit.
Back in 1981 I restored a 1957 Chevy. I called Roy & Marilyn to join myself and my Parents on the maiden voyage. Roy & Marilyn in the back seat, my parents in the front as I drove us to the Dairy Cream in Berea for a chocolate covered ice cream cone. It was a fun time.
After Marilyn's passing, Roy & I would coordinate mowing our lawns together so it would all match.
Sometimes an animal would come by to visit, he would call me or I would call him to see if the other had seen it walk by.
I will dearly miss Roy very much. I am a much better man for having Roy in my life.