EDWARD L BOWERS, JR.
Edward L. Bowers, Jr., 88, of Carter County, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the James H. Quillen VAMC, Mountain Home, TN.
He was born November 4, 1923, the son of the late E.L. and Blanche Crowe Bowers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Bowers Worley
Survivors include his brothers, Lawrence P. Bowers, of Lincoln Park, MI, Howard A. Bowers, of Melbourne, FL, and three nieces of California, Teresa Worley Stombotne, Newport Beach, Linda Worley Souza, San Francisco, and Diane Worley Ryan, Mill Valley. Edward was a veteran of WWII serving on the aircraft carrier USS Block Island, the only carrier that was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by a German U-boatoff the coast of the Canaries Islands. Of the nine hundred member crew, only six members were lost, two of which were pilots. Edward attended the Universities of Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and East Tennessee State.
A Military Graveside and Committal service for Edward L. Bowers will be held at Mountain Home National Cemetery at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 14, 2012 Mountain Home, TN.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
. Arrangements for the Bowers family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 610-7171