John W. Bowden

February 14, 1943 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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John Bowden Obituary

Mr. John W. Bowden, 81, of Canoochee, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2024, at The Oaks in Vidalia.

Mr. Bowden was born February 14, 1943, in Swainsboro to Willie Bowden and Rena Hackle Cowart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie Busbee Bowden; brothers, Cleve Bowden, Bobby Bowden; sisters, Elizabeth Curl, Linda Powell, and Clara Skinner.

Mr. Bowden was a very sociable person; he never met a stranger. He was a very loving and dedicated husband. Mr. Bowden enjoyed working on small equipment, tinkering as one would call it. He loved antique cars, spreading the gospel, and he could always be found chewing on a cigar.

Survivors include his stepson, Wyatt Johnson (Mandy) of Canoochee; stepdaughters, Kaye Mincey (Jimmy) of Twin City, Susan Rountree (John) of Swainsboro; brother, James Bowden (Frankie) of Cusseta; sister, Alice Davis (Jimmy) of Canton; grandchildren, Mellissa Graham (David), Kara Olliff, Nikki Hayslip (Clay), and Tedi Rountree; 7 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Johnson Family Cemetery, with Pastor Randall Smith officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Chapman Funeral Home, Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

Pallbearers will be Roy Frank Edenfield, Wendy Underwood, Steve “Cool Breeze” Clark, Henry Terwilliger, Richard Portwood, Larry Clark, Randy Farrow and David Graham.

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Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. John W. Bowden, 81, of Canoochee.

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March 6, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Chapman Funeral Home GA
427 North Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Graveside Service
March 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Johnson Family Cemetery


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