Clarence Eddis Bowers Sr. (1944 - 2018)

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Clarence Eddis Bowers, Sr. was born on December 15, 1944 in Walton County, Florida and resided in Ponce de Leon, Florida. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. Eddis passed away February 21, 2018 at the age of 73. Eddis was a man who lived life to the fullest and was very passionate about everything he did, always excelling at everything he took on in his life. He was always determined to do his best, and he did. He excelled in many different career paths. Also, Eddis enjoyed spending time with his family, flying, golfing, and anything that presented a challenge to him.

Eddis was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Bowers and mother, Alma Lee Odom Bowers.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Berndt Bowers; son, Clarence Eddis Bowers, Jr. and wife Michele; daughter, Cheryl Lynn Bowers Nye and husband, Dale; grandchildren, Hillary Bowers Rock and husband Steve, Catelyn Bowers Lee and husband Taylor, Anna Bowers, and Emily Nye; great-grandchildren, Lelan Lee, Kayla, Zach, and Nicolas Rock; siblings, Clarese Floyd, Carmen Wilson and husband James, Charlot Lindsay and husband Bud, Kenneth Bowers and wife Harriet, Carol Robinson and husband Terry, Ronnie Bowers and wife Becky, Robin Bowers and wife Jackie, and Connie Strickland; and numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.

Because flying was his passion and he was an active member of the Young Eagles Association, in lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to the Young Eagles, an association whose goal is to instill the love of flying in young adults. He will be missed by his family and many others. Funeral services were held Monday, February 26, 2018 in the chapel of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 1474 Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433, beginning at 11 a.m. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior. Military honors will be performed by the United States Air Force. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Davis Watkins Funeral Home & Crematory
1474 Hwy 83 N
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 951-1822
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Feb. 28, 2018
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