James ‘J.B.’ M. Bowers, 61

Posted on May 14, 2013

James “J.B.” M. Bowers Sr.,  61, of Warren, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at his residence. 
Born in Fort Recovery, Ohio, on Feb. 25, 1952, to Leonard and Gladys (Brown) Bowers, he married Bev (Green) Bowers on Oct. 28, 1978, in Zanesville; she survives.
He graduated from the Fort Recovery High School with the class of 1970. When he turned 18, J.B. enlisted in the United States Army and served for a period of four years.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 111 of Bluffton, Bluffton Moose Lodge, and the Bro Shadow in Montpelier.
He has worked at A.T. Ferrell in Bluffton for the last nine years.  He was an avid Indy 500 fan, and attended many of the races. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR races.  He enjoyed spending time with his family at home, listening to music, throwing horse shoes and going fishing with the grandchildren.  He loved the Fourth of July and always held a huge “J.B.’s Annual Hog Roast” for his family and friends.
Other survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Bowers of Huntington and Stephanie Turner of Fort Wayne; two sons, James Bowers Jr. of Zanesville and Keith “Moe” (LeeAnn) Bowers of Danville; seven grandchildren, Jasmine Miller, Macaaha Bowers, Cameron Bowers, Trenton Bowers, Addison Bowers, Jackson Bowers and Kaiden Turner; three sisters, Mary (Roger) Sanders of Ansonia, Ohio, Lois (Gerald) Somers of Portland, and Peggy Bowers of Robertsdale, Ala.; and a brother, Mike (Deb) Bowers of Portland.
Services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Pastor Aaron Westfall will officiate. Calling hours are from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton with calling also for one hour prior to the service on Thursday. 
Burial with Military Honors preformed by the American Legion Post 111 of Bluffton and the United States Army Honor Guard. Memorials may be made in J.B.’s memory to the American Legion Post 111 of Bluffton through the funeral home.
Online condolences at www.thomarich.com

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