Augusta, GA – Buddy Oliver Bowen, 77, entered into rest Friday, August 16, 2013 at Trinity Hospital of heart failure.
A memorial service will be held at a later date and time.
A native of Stockbridge, GA, residing the past 30 years in Smyrna , GA , he recently relocated to Augusta , GA to be near his daughter. Mr. Bowen was born to the late Charley Chatman and Alta Leona Burgess Bowen on October 11, 1935. He was a member of the Henry County High School graduating class of 1955 and took great pleasure in coordinating their annual reunions. He served his country proudly in the US Air Force and US Air Force Reserve. He resided in Florida for the next 10 years, during which he loved football so much that he participated in semi-pro football as an owner and coach of the Brevard Hornets. His favorite pastimes were cooking, watching old western movies and football games at all levels and loved a family get-together.
He was preceded in death by his grandson Philip Daniel Martin, sister, Barbara Jean Lee and a brother, Robert Edward Bowen.
He is survived by his only daughter, Kari Elizabeth Bowen Martin and her husband Philip A. Martin and granddaughter Rebekah Leigh Martin all of Augusta; brother, Charles William Bowen and his wife Alwine; six sisters, Etta Mae Youmans, Leona Louise Johnson and her husband Robert, Linda Faye Bowen, Brenda Kaye Crumbley and her husband Larry, Deborah Irene Jacobs and husband Tommy and Susan Dianne Bowen.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association 1101 Northchase Parkway , Marietta , GA 30067 or the March of Dimes 1776 Peachtree Street Ste. 100 Atlanta , GA 30309 .
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd. , Augusta , GA 30906 .