Charles Floyd Bowe, 61 of Stone, Ky. passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at his home. Charles was born March 11, 1952 in Mingo County, WV the son of the late Herbert and Edna Alice Smith Bowe. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Marvin Scott and nephew, Michael Bowe Jr.
He was a retired disabled American Veteran. He served twenty two years in the United States Marine Corps with two terms in Vietnam. He received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds he suffered in the Vietnam Conflict. He received several other medals and distinguished awards throughout his services to this great country he loved so much. He was very proud to be an American Veteran. He said, “Once a Marine Always a Marine!”
He is survived by his son, Charlie Preston Bowe of Yuba City, California; three brothers, Michael (Nina) Bowe Sr. of Stone, Ky., Randy (Margaret) Scott of Borderland, WV and J. D. (Janet) Bowe of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Ramona Bowe (Douglas) Hitchens of Blacklick, Ohio and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral arrangements will be held Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11 AM in the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Werntz officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky. with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Belfry Chapter #141 DAV will conduct Military Graveside Services. R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry. Visitation will be from 6 until 9 PM Thursday at the Funeral Home. www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.