David Bowers, 63, of Coplin Run Road, Bridgeport, passed away at his residence on Friday evening, Aug. 25, 2017.
He was born in Clarksburg on Feb. 5, 1954, a son of Hurley Brooks Bowers, who survives in Clarksburg, and the late Rose Catherine (Rode) Bowers.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Donna Bowers; two children, Brooks Friend Bowers (Mandy), Indianapolis, Indiana, and Jane Ann Bowers-McCutcheon (William); his stepson, Wayne Edward Saville II (Rosalie Failla), Crystal Lake, Illinois; two grandchildren, Emma Marie Saville and Daniel Wayne Saville, both of Crystal Lake, Illinois; two sisters, Jane Lynn Bowers Walsh (John), of Bridgeport, and their daughter Makenzie Elizabeth Walsh, also of Bridgeport; and Rose Marie Bowers (Alan Napier), of Clarksburg; and Angel, his beloved dog and other beloved pets.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Hurley Brooks Bowers, Jr.
David was a graduate of Victory High School, Class of 1972. He worked as a truck driver with Yellow Freight System for more than 26 years, retiring in April 2007. He was America's Road Team Captain and a member of Yellow Freight Road Team, was a past president of West Virginia Trucking Association, and a recipient of Yellow Freight's Chairman's Award. He had also worked at Sam's Club as a meat cutter and Maxum Petroleum as a trainer and safety auditor.
He enjoyed cooking for family and friends. He had competed and won several medals at the Italian Heritage Pasta Cook-Off for his canned peppers, and in the past few years he won several first-, second- and third-place medals. At this year's 2017 Pasta Cook-off, his peppers won First Place for Hot Peppers in Sauce; and Second Place in Medium Peppers in Sauce; Peppers in Oil; and Sweet Peppers in Sauce.
Condolences to the Bowers family may be left at burnsidefuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers and since David loved his pets, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Harrison County Humane Society, P.O. Box 4397, Clarksburg, WV 26302.
Friends will be received from 1-7 p.m. Monday at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, where services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday with Pastor Rick Owens presiding. Following the service, David will be cremated.
Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport.
Published on August 28, 2017