Bernard L. Bowers, 97, of Chillicothe, passed from this life February 18, 2022 in the Ohio Veteran’s Home, Sandusky, OH following an extended illness. He was born on October 3, 1924 in Chillicothe, OH to the late Earl and Sylvia (McCorkle) Bowers. On July 20, 1950 he married Margaret Martin who preceded him in death on August 21, 2009.
Surviving is his daughter; Mary L. (Daniel) Cooper, Circleville, his son; Douglas B. Bowers, Chillicothe, grandchildren; Brianne Bowers, Brent Bowers, and Tara (Cody) Byers, great-grandchildren; Brigitte Byers and Henry Malcolm Bowers, sisters; June Straub, Joan Casari, both of Chillicothe, and Rosemary (Jim) Murphy, Proctorville. He was preceded in death by a sister; Beulah Dittman, brothers; Robert (Evelyn) Bowers, and Earl Bowers, brothers-in-law; Bob Casari and Paul Dittman.
Bernard was a Firefighter for the Goodyear Atomic Nuclear Energy Plant and the City of Chillicothe. He was a Veteran of the United States Army Air Force having served in WWII. Bernard was a longtime member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and Gideon’s International. He was an avid golfer, loved his dogs, and Tommy the cat.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday February 23, 2022 in the FAWCETT OLIVER GLASS AND PALMER FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Chris Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by American Legion Post #142, Waverly. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International or Tabernacle Baptist Church. An online memorial is available at www.fawcett-palmer.com.
The Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bowers Family.