William "Bill" Bowen

February 11, 1938 ~ October 8, 2019 (age 81)


William Goodman “Bill” Bowen, 81, of Tobaccoville passed away Tuesday October 8, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC.


Born in Forsyth County he was the son of the late Julius William Bowen and Treva Wall Bowen.  Bill was retired from Reynolds Tobacco as head mechanic. Following his retirement from Reynolds he was an independent contractor for Parkway Ford for almost 30 years. Bill was a wonderful father and father- in- law and was known by all who knew him as honest to a fault.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter; Teresa Bowen Phipps (Lawrence), his son, Ronald K. Bowen and his sisters Becky McGee (Roger Lawson) and Julia B. Allen (Jackie),  and ex wife and best friend Faye Bowen.  Also  surviving are his fur babies Rambo, Lilly and Koda.

Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday October 11, 2019 at Forsyth Memorial Park the family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00PM on Thursday October 10, 2019 at Slate Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Victory Junction Camp 4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman, NC 27317.

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October 10, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Slate Funeral Home
132 E Dalton Rd
King, NC 27021

Graveside Service
October 11, 2019

2:00 PM
Forsyth Memorial Park
3771 Yadkinville Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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