Don Alvin Bowen, 94, of Sadler, Texas was called to his eternal home on Sunday, April 17, 2022.
Don was born on July 30, 1927 in Odin, Illinois to Irvon and Harriett Matilda (Terry) Bowen. He served proudly in the United States Navy, retiring after 20 years of service. After his military retirement Don went on to work and retire from Katy Railroad. He enjoyed ranching, taking care of his cows, and scraping. Don was a loving family man and enjoyed the time he spent with his family.
He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Tonkinson of Denison; daughter, Gayle Riddle of Whitesboro; son, Rodger Bowen of Sadler; seven grandchildren, Dawn Lechner, Keith Tonkinson, Brian Tonkinson, Ashley Overturf, Kaci Atwood, Cody Riddle, and Kayla Riddle, fourteen great-grandchildren, Blake, Alex, Dalton, Amanda, Elizabeth, Jaxson, Robinson, Carter James, Kesler, Keiser, Klancy, Westlynn, Rori and Emily, brother, Larry Bowen, and sister, Erma Bowen.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Irvon and Harriett Bowen, wife, Modene Bowen, wife, Virginia Bowen, son-in-law, David Tonkinson and seven siblings.
Funeral services honoring Don will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro. officiated by Rev. Rick Carney. Interment will follow at Sadler Cemetery. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Sandy so very sorry for the loss of your sweet dad. Nothing replaces a close love one but he’s with Jesus and his wife in heaven. You have wonderful memories and will always remember the good times! Love you so much and praying fro comfort during this rough period!
A kind and loving uncle.
We pray God will give you a quiet heart at this time.
Bob and Joann Moore
Mr Bowen was a kind and helpful neighbor. He was always looking after home bound neighbors and friends, he was a very caring person. We will certainly feel his absence in the years to come on our little street. Our condolences to his family and friends. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Sandra and family, so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!🙏🙏
We thoroughly enjoyed delivering meals to Don and Rodger. Don always greeted us with a smile and when asked how he was, he would say “GREAT”! We delivered meals to him and he delivered inspiration to us. We will dearly miss him. He was truly one of a kind.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Don was a kind man. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.
I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Always enjoyed my time spent with him and Roger and Virginia when I cleaned their home all those years ago. We had lots of fun sitting around the table drinking coffee and eating butter cookies before I would get started. Lots of great conversation and laughter. Felt like part of the family for sure. Prayers for peace and comfort to all of you.
Don and Rodger was big part of my life past 5+ years he will be missed but never forgotten and always loved
Don was a great neighbor. He was always looking out for his friends and neighbors. His cheerful smile and wave are certainly going to be missed on our little street. We pray for peace and comfort for his family.
Prayers for your family
Prayers to Sandra, Rodger and Gayle, I have fond memories of living next door to you guys and of seeing your Dad and Mom often when I was growing up in Sadler.