Gerald Bowen

March 6, 1940 - March 3, 2018
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Gerald Bowen, 77, longtime Sentinel resident passed away on March 3, 2018 in Hobart, OK. Gerald was born March 6, 1940 to Lonnie and Floy (Clark) Bowen in Kingston, Arkansas. He graduated from Sentinel High School in 1960 and joined the US Army. Gerald was united in marriage to Lula Guffey on March 1, 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama, and just recently celebrated 55 Years of marriage. In 1978, Gerald and Lou opened up Geralds Fine Foods and served the town of Sentinel for 33 years retiring in 2011. Gerald was a member of many organizations in Sentinel including the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, SWODA Board, and The First Baptist Church. He Was the treasurer of the First Baptist Church for 10 Years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers Dale Bowen, Duane Bowen and Eldon Bowen; 1 Sister-in-law, Marlene Bowen


Gerald is survived by his wife Lou of the home
2 Daughters: Shannon Johnson & husband Kurt, Sentinel, OK
Sherri Cole & husband Ron, Seiling, OK
4 Grandchildren: Abby Johnson, Daniele Cole, Randi Cole & Toni Johnson
3 Sisters: Marla McCoy & husband Bryan, Fort Worth, TX
Betty Bowen, Coquille, OR
Bobbie Baumwart & husband Don, Springtown, TX
3 Brothers: Rayford Bowen & wife Sharon, Seiling, OK
Clark Bowen & wife Melanie, Cordell, OK
Jerry Bowen & wife Cindy, Clinton, OK
1 Sister-in-law: Mary Bowen, Altus, OK


Memorial Service: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
First Baptist Church
Sentinel, Oklahoma

Under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home- Sentinel, OK

Service Information

Memorial
Date: March 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 am

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Lonnie McCoy
Fort Worth, TX
Uncle Gerald,
May God rest your soul, I will always remember working in Gerald's fine food store on summer breaks
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