William Walter “Mr. Bill” Bowers, 91, husband of Mary Frances Bowers, died Saturday, April 10, 2021.
Born in Travelers Rest, SC, he was the son of the late Broadus Brockman, Sr. and Zadie Robinson Bowers. Mr. Bill was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed stock car racing. He was a loving “Papa” to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Bill proudly served his country while in the United States Army. He was a devout member and elder of Russell Community Church. Following his retirement from Coca Cola Consolidated, he worked at Zack’s Take A Break Vending. He was an extremely hard worker and a very giving man.
He is survived by his adoring wife of 67 precious years, Mary Frances Bowers; sons, David Bowers (Jeannie “Boo Boo”), and Phillip Bowers; granddaughters, Cheri Neves (Steven), and Melissa “Missy” Pepper (Richard); great granddaughters, Carolyne, Catelyn, Haley, Cassidy and Aubrey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his loving parents, Mr. Bill was preceded in death by brothers, Broadus Brockman Bowers, Jr., Charles Bowers, and Boyce Bowers; and sister, Callie Black.
A Public Viewing will be held Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Northwest. The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Northwest. Burial will be held in Graceland Cemetery West.
Masks are required in all Thomas McAfee Funeral Home locations and attendees are strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines on social distancing.
The family would like to give a special thank you to St. Francis Hospital, Downtown, and more specifically, to Dr. Webb, for the care and compassion shown to Mr. Bill. Mrs. Bowers would also like to thank her precious family for the love and support that they have shown her, as well as their endless devotion to Mr. Bill.
The family will be at the residence.