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Roy Kenneth "Buz" Bowers Jr., 71, of Shinnston, went home with his parents and two sisters on Jan. 29, 2018 at his residence. He was born Dec. 20, 1946 at Fairmont, a son of the late Roy K. Bowers and Betty A. Fletcher Bowers.
Mr. Bowers is survived by his wife of 44 years, Bonnie Lou (Smith) Bowers; his children, James Allen Bowers of Fairmont, and Tonia Love (Bowers) Ash of Shinnston; three grandchildren, Patrick Morgan Winkler, Marriha George Roach and Kymberly Dawn Winkler; and three great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Rae Winkler, Samuel Morgan Winkler and Damian Kirby. Also surviving is his brother, Gary and Beverly Bowers of Mannington and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Charlene K. Webb and Betty Jeanette Crouser, and a granddaughter, Gloria Jean Bowers.
Mr. Bowers was a 1965 graduate of Mannington High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in the Vietnam War. He served on the USS Constellation. He was a coal miner for Consolidated Coal Co., having worked at the Loveridge Mine as a mechanic, electrician and a buggy operator. He enjoyed old country music and playing slots. He enjoyed the time he spent with his children. His was described by his sister as "A rebel with a cause!"
There will be no funeral home visitation or funeral services. Roy's request for cremation will be honored. A memorial picnic will be held at the convenience of family and friends at Spruce Knob. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com.
Published on January 30, 2018
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