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Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Herbert David Bowers, 89, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away on October 9, 2023, at his residence. Herbert was born on September 7, 1934, in Thayer, Missouri to Dave Jacob Bowers and Jettie Gregory Bowers. During his life he married Melba Jean Tharp on October 29, 1951, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. They were married for 67 wonderful years. From this union two children were born; Phyllis and Regena Bowers. He was a dedicated farmer, avid fisherman, gardener and yard keeper. Herbert was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Thayer, Missouri and later became a member and attended Broadway Baptist Church of Sedalia, Missouri.  He will be missed by all who knew him. 

Herbert is survived by his daughter, Phyllis Golden, a granddaughter, four grandsons, great – grandchildren and many friends. 

Herbert is preceded in death by his parents,  Dave Jacob Bowers and Jettie Gregory, his wife, Melba Jean Tharp, a daughter, Regina Bowers,  a brother, Howard Bowers and a granddaughter, Jennifer Collins.  

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for all donations and memorials be made to:

Celebrate Recovery at the First Baptist Church of Thayer, Missouri. Donations can be left at the funeral home. 

Or you may send donations and memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Memorial Processing, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-0059 

Graveside Services will be on Friday, October 13, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., at the Thayer Cemetery of Thayer, Missouri. 

Services in care of Carter Funeral Home Inc.,- Thayer, Missouri



  1. Lonnie & LuAnne Holmes
    October 11, 2023 @ 1:49 pm

    Our dearest Friend Phyllis, and family, we are SO deeply sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was such a precious soul, that touched the hearts of many!! I always felt honored to call him “Grandpa”, he always had a hug for me, and a BIG warm smile❤️ He always make me feel just like one of the family!! May you find comfort in knowing your parents are now joined together in their eternal home. Sending much love to you , Nancy, and Mike. ❤️❤️❤️


  2. Linda Kribbs
    October 11, 2023 @ 3:57 pm

    What precious couple wonderful neighbors. Henry buddy.My garden consultant. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Phyllis and your family.Your parents are together now. Linda and Henry Holtzclaw.


  3. Glenda Pawloski
    October 13, 2023 @ 7:38 pm

    Phyllis and family, you’re in my thoughts and prayers! He was a dandy and will be greatly missed! Love and prayers. ????????


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