William Reece Bowen, 71, of Greenville, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Covington Care Center. He was born February 10, 1945, in Dayton, a son of the late Fred Samuel and Della Mae (Barker) Bowen.
William is preceded in death by his parents.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of the 101st Airborne Division during the Cuban Crisis. William was a machinist for 20 years. He also was a man of many traits. He loved spending time with his family and loved spending time outdoors.
Surviving are his wife Alice (Goad) Bowen, whom he married July 11, 1987; his children, Tereecea Dornbusch of Dublin, OH, Shaun and Joni Bowen of Riverside, OH, Angela and Earl Smith of Trotwood, OH, Donovan and Tracy Dixon of Greenville, Tanya Ricker of Greenville, Natalie Riddle of Arcanum, Nathan Bowen of Greenville, Billie Joe and Russell Baker Jr. of Greenville; 25 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Samuel ”Ross” and Alice Bowen of Fairborn, OH, Douglas and Melissa Bowen of Riverside, OH, Tim Bowen of Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Matthew O’Shell officiating. Burial, with military honors conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in Greenville Union Cemetery-New Section.
Friends may visit Wednesday, July 27,2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and also 1 hour prior to services on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home for funeral expenses.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com