Mack BowenGate City, VA | July 06, 2012
Mack Bowen – Gate City, VA
Mack Derl Bowen, 67, Gate City, VA went to be with the Lord, Friday, July 6, 2012 at Indian Path Medical Center.
Mack was born in Scott County, VA on November 11, 1944 He was a pressman with Hawkins County Press and retired in 1994. Mack was an avid outdoorsman, loved gardening, genealogy and bird watching.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mack Daniel and Emma Burke Bowen, his sister, Elizabeth Collett; brother-in-law, Roy Barnett, and great nephew, Ethan Barnett.
He is survived by his daughters, Tina Bowen, of the home, Connie Bowen, Nickelsville, VA, and Amy Bowen, Gate City, VA; grandsons, Todd Quinn and Maxwell Lawson; sister, Judy Barnett, Gate City, VA; brother, Muriel Bowen, Kingsport, TN; nieces, Debbie B. Williams, Rhonda Bowen, Tracy Collett, and Jennifer Collett; nephews, Michael Barnett, Kevin Barnett, Travis Barnett, and David Collett; along with several great nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, July 8, 2012 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Don Muncie and Brother Danny Sykes officiating. Travis and Marsha Barnett will provide the music.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2012 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Todd Quinn, Maxwell Lawson, Michael Barnett, Kevin Barnett, Travis Barnett, and David Collett will serve as pallbearers. Paul Gillenwater and Ted Robinette will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Family and friends are asked to meet at the Gate City Funeral Home at 12:15p.m., Monday to go in procession to the graveside service.
The family wishes to convey a special Thank You to the staff at the Indian Path Medical Center, Fresenius Medical Care, very special care givers, and the Scott County Life Saving Crew.
An online guest register is available for the Bowen family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mack D. Bowen.
CondolencesAmy so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Anita
Posted by: Anita J. Iliff, July 10, 2012
Daddy, you had so many wonderful friends and family that loved you so very much. Today at your buriel we did the "Last Calll" in honor of your many years served in the Scott County Life Saving Crew, I loved growing up with the Crew family when I was a little girl. I am so very honored to be Mack Derl's girl, I love ya Daddy and will see ya again. RIP DADDY
Posted by: Connie... his daughter, July 10, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Love Tony and Lyn Gibson
Posted by: Lyn Gibson, July 09, 2012
Linda and I were unable to attend the visitation and funeral. We both share our thoughts and sorrows for losing Mack. He graduated in Linda's class. For me, he was a longtime trusted friend. We both shall miss him. May God bless those that Mack leaves behind.
Posted by: Sam Starnes, July 09, 2012
your passing leaves all of us so sad, but still on the other hand, we know that you are free from all pain, happy to be with you loved ones that were waiting on you and yet, best of all you have now got to see the face of our precious LORD and SAVIOR.....What a reunion!!!!!!!
Posted by: barbara cox, July 09, 2012
Amy, I worked with you previously through the DRS office in Norton. I was talking with one of the case managers at my new job about you the other day. She told me that your dad passed away, and I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I hope you are doing well, and my you find peace during this very hard time. Take care.
Posted by: Mary Sturgill, July 09, 2012
Tina, Connie and Amy: Amy had told me how seriously ill Mack was last Sunday but it is still a shock. I am so sorry. He sure has three sweet girls. Love you.
Posted by: Martha Bledsoe, July 08, 2012
Iextend my heartfelt sympathy to Mack's family. Mack was a classmate and a friend. He was such joy to know and always had a 'ready' smile to everyone.
Mack will be missed by all who knew him, but will be a blessing to those in heaven.
Posted by: Mary Castle Mowdy, July 08, 2012
Our sympathy and prayers are with the family. Mack will be missed. Love
Posted by: Bobby McNutt, July 08, 2012
We want you to know you are in our hearts and extend our deepest sympathy. We know you have brought him much joy and peace. Cherish your memories.
Posted by: Fred and JoAnn Andis, July 08, 2012
Sorry to hear of Mack passing. We all have lost a Good friend & family member. Prayers of strength to the Girls as he always talked about them. And to Judy & Muriel.
He will be missed but he will still be with each of us as we always have those memories.
Posted by: Carolyn Burke Batt, July 08, 2012
Tina, Connie, and Amy,
I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. Remember that he is in a better place, and he is well again. Always think about the wonderful memories that you all have of him. Please let me know if I can do anything. I will pray for each one of you to to help get through this sad time. I love you all.
Posted by: Rebecca Bellamy, July 08, 2012
Amy and family, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Praying the Lord will wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you with His love during this time. Sending love and deepesty sympathy. Gary & Reba Turbyfill
Posted by: Reba Turbyfill, July 07, 2012
Dear Tina, we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved father. We know what a devoted daughter you were to him, and I'm sure he knew as well. We are praying for you and your family.
Posted by: Jan Frazier, Marcille Frazier, July 07, 2012
I am so sorry and sad to read of your great loss. Those of us who knew Mack have lost of a truly good friend, and the world has lost a really great man. I first met Mack at the Taylor Theater when he worked there and we were teenagers. He and I got to talking several years back and realized that we had known each other back then. We have been friends ever since. I don't think there was ever a time that I talked to Mack that he didn't mention you girls and his grandchildren. He was so proud of all of you. I will never forget him.
Posted by: Katie Ashworth, July 07, 2012
Mack Bowen family i have known Mack since the 50's when us guys from clinchport came to Gate City to run around. He was a great person. I saw him at food city and we always talked for a while. He will be greatly missed and all of you are in my prayers
Posted by: wayne miller, July 07, 2012
I extend my deepest sympathy . I went to school & graduated with Mack. He was a true gentleman.
Posted by: Frank Gilliam, July 06, 2012
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