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Terry Stanley Bowen

October 25, 1952 March 29, 2019
Terry Stanley Bowen
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Obituary for Terry Stanley Bowen

Mr. Terry Stanley Bowen, 66 of Blackshear, passed away Friday morning, March 29, 2019, while doing what he loved – working.

Born in Blackshear, GA on October 25, 1952, he had lived in Pierce County all of his life. Mr. Bowen was a 1970 graduate of Blackshear High School where he had been the president of the FFA. He was a former farmer and was a timber harvester having worked for Murray Logging for many years followed by working for Suwannee Forest Products. Mr. Bowen transported cars for Mike Burch Ford in Blackshear and was also a casket builder for R & L Woodworks in Blackshear. He was a member of Patterson Baptist Church where he was in the Grace Sunday school class. Mr. Bowen’s main hobby was telling everyone about Jesus. He loved to read his Bible, was a strong prayer warrior and encourager, and always saw the best in everyone. Coming from a big family, he understood the importance of having his family around. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he was very proud of his children and grandchildren. Each one held a special place in his heart. Some special memories the grandchildren have of their papa will always be of him whistling and swinging under the oak trees in his yard.

He was a son of the late Jackson Thomas & Alla Mae Jacobs Bowen. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Libby Rae Bowen and Lydia Lee; two brothers, Sonny Bowen and an infant brother; two brothers-in-law, Zane Howard and Dwight Deloach; and a nephew, Ken Bowen.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Jane Crosby Bowen of Blackshear; two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie & Chip Griner of Patterson and Wendy & Jason White of Richmond Hill; 5 grandchildren, Emma Grace Griner, Jordan White, Ella Mae Griner, Caley White, and Elizabeth Griner; 7 sisters, Linda Howard of Blackshear, Mavis (Larry) Hughes of Waycross, Margaret (Jackie) Bennett of Blackshear, Nancy (Sammy) Dixon of Blackshear, Marie Deloach of Blackshear, Cindy (Lanny) Williams of Blackshear, and Donna (Mark) Patterson of Blackshear; a brother, Tommy (Lois) Bowen of Lithonia, GA; a brother-in-law, Tony Lee of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Bowen will be held Monday afternoon, April 1, 2019, at 2:00 o’clock from the Patterson Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery.

Visitation for Mr. Bowen will be held Sunday evening, March 31, 2019, from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Patterson Baptist Church Building Fund, 5770 E. Main St., Patterson, GA 31557.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the Larry Lee family & the employees of R & L Woodworks.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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6:00 PM 3/31/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/31/2019 8:00:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home

PO Box 375
659 Main Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home
PO Box 375 Blackshear 31516 GA
United States





2:00 PM 4/1/2019 2:00:00 PM
Patterson Baptist Church

5770 Main Street
Patterson, GA 31557

Patterson Baptist Church
5770 Main Street Patterson 31557 GA
United States

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