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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Funeral services for Robert Lynn Bowers, 62, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2015, at the First Church of God, West Plains with Pastor Mark Lewis officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

He was born the son of the late Orville Thomas Bowers and Edith Lorene Pierce Bowers, on June 24, 1953 in Thayer, Missouri and died October 21, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.

He was united in marriage August 12, 1977 in Koshkonong, Missouri to Pamela Madden.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Madden Bowers, of the home, West Plains, Missouri; one daughter, Sara West and husband Stoney of West Plains; two grandchildren, Onyx West and Kaleb West, West Plains; three brothers, Herman Bowers and wife Judy, Thayer, Missouri; Sherman Bowers and wife Glenda, Koshkonong, Missouri, and Jim Bowers and wife Sharon, Thayer, Missouri; two sisters, Lena Mae Dingus and husband Harold, West Plains, Missouri and Alma Holman of West Plains, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Johnny Bowers and two sisters, Charlene Bowers and Rosemary Marie Bowers.

Robert served the West Plains, Thayer and surrounding communities for more than forty-four years, with backhoe services.

His hobbies included woodworking, hunting, fishing and sitting at the fire pit with his family. He loved his family, friends and most of all his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He loved teaching his grandchildren traditional values and old world crafts.

Those that knew Rob, know that he never met a stranger and always loved to witness to those about what God had done in his life.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and can be left at the funeral home.

Family visitation will be held Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 12 noon until 1:45 p.m. at the First Church of God, West Plains.

Burial will be in Howell Valley Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Charles and Carolyn Honeycutt
    October 22, 2015 @ 10:22 am

    Pam and Sara. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Steve and Carolyn

  2. Roy Jon Stuart Jr
    October 23, 2015 @ 5:21 pm

    My Uncle Rob Bowers, he wasn’t a famous actor, even though he was a comedian, he wasn’t an athlete, although he could work circles around men half his age, he wasn’t a politician, because he was too righteous for that, he wasn’t a poet, but he could speak to you in a way that made you feel everything was right in the world, he wasn’t a scientist, but he has more wisdom than most men I’ve met and he was always willing to share his knowledge with and teach you anything to help you with whatever you needed. I love you Uncle Rob and to have you as my uncle is both an honor and a blessing. Like Aunt Pamela Bowers said last night, “God only takes the best” and he was, literally the best! Love you Aunt P and Sara Bowers West. He was an amazing man, beloved by all who crossed his path.