In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Whitesboro

Visitation – 

Wednesday, April 20, 2021 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Meador Funeral Home

401 Hwy 377 North

Whitesboro, TX 76273

Funeral Service –

Thursday, April 21, 2022 – 10:00 AM

Meador Funeral Home

Interment –

Sadler Cemetery

Sadler, TX

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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.