Mr. Garrett W. "Jack" Bowen, 90, of Fowler, Illinois, died at 12:52 a.m. Sunday (March 9, 2014) in the Sycamore Health Care Center.
Born June 29, 1923 in Mexico, Missouri, Jack was the son of Charles and Louetta Ingram Bowen. He married Mary McCabe on December 7, 1946 in Quincy. She survives.
Mr. Bowen served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II seeing action in Normandy, Northern France and Central Europe. He received 3 Overseas Service Bars, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Battle Stars and the WW II Victory Medal. Mr. Bowen was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions during the Battle of the Bulge. Jack was honored to be chosen to go on the September 14, 2011 Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C.
A devoted family man, Jack loved the time he spent with them, especially the annual family trips to the Ozarks. An avid Quincy Blue Devil Basketball and St. Louis Cardinal fan, Jack also enjoyed fishing and listening to classic country music.
Jack was employed as a Cement Mason for many years, based in Central Illinois and working throughout the Midwest United States for many years with Local 18 Plasterers and Cement Masons. He retired in 1998.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Wayne Bowen of Fowler and Scott Bowen (Julie) of Quincy; two daughters, Deborah More of Springfield, IL and Tina Bowen of Fowler; nine grandchildren, Vincent Bowen, Heather Felker (Eric), Marcy Kelle, Zach Bowen, Erin Little, Amy Mueller, Robyn More, Michael More and Brittany More; eight great grandchildren; a great great grandchild; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bowen was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Russell Bowen and Oakley Bowen; and four sisters, Mattie Alexander, Norma Hendricks, Eunice Bleakley and Goldie Kramer.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. Roy Bauer. Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in Sunset Cemetery in Quincy.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 and Wednesday until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to family of Garrett "Jack" Bowen