Elmer Lee Bowen, 78

Published 1:06 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Elmer Lee Bowen, 78, of Waynesburg, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

Born on February 1, 1941 in Crab Orchard, KY to the late Robert Bowen and Margaret Hayes Bowen. Elmer worked as a welder for most of his life. Back in the day he would the guitar and banjo at parties, where he developed the nickname “Bat Masterson.” He was a man of the Christian faith.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Bowen of Florence, KY and Jimmy Bowen of Kings Mountain, KY; five daughters, Sandra Bowen Northern of Waynesburg, KY, Debbie Cook (Monty) of Stanford, KY; Beverly Carman of Eubank, KY, Donna Burton (Jeff) of Bethel, OH and Margaret Bowen of Manchester, KY; five brothers, Dennis Bowen (Kathy) of Stanford, KY, Bobby Lewis Bowen of Lawrenceburg, KY, Ricky Bowen of Stanford, KY, Curtis Bowen (Betsy) of Stanford, KY and Fred Wayne Bowen of Danville, KY; seven sisters, Linda Ballard (Gary) of Stanford, KY, Nan Dye (Eddy) of Lawrenceburg, KY, Gertrude May (Dwayne) of Lawrenceburg, KY, Teresa Stringer (Billy) of Moreland, KY, Alma Akers (Luther) of Stanford, KY, Judy Caudill (Riley) of Stanford, KY and Shirley Johnson of Stanford, KY; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

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The funeral will be held today (Thursday), November 14, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford with Rev. Dan Gutenson and Rev. Eddie Dye officiating the service.

Burial will follow at Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery in Crab Orchard, Kentucky.

Pallbearers are Joshua Bowen, Shawn Davis, Darrel Whitt, Nathan Bowen, Riley Ray Caudill and Matt Helm.

Honorary pallbearers are Stacey Davis, Jessica Helm and Maddie Deaton.

Memorials in lieu of flowers can be donated to the American Cancer Society.