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William

Russell "Willie"

Bowles

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December 7, 2021

William Russell "Willie" Bowles, 63, of Covington, died Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Lewis-Gale Alleghany in Low Moor. Willie was born September 11, 1958, in Oak Hill, Ohio, a son of the late George William and Virginia Morris Bowles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip "Slim" Bowles in 1981. Mr. Bowles served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was a pipefitter and crane operator for D.D. Kerns Construction and Waco, Inc for many years. In his spare time, Willie loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and enjoyed attending their recitals and ballgames. He loved kayaking and was an avid golfer. He was a lifelong Ohio sports fan, cheering on his Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians, and Cleveland Browns. Willie was also a NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt, Sr. fan. Last but certainly not least, he enjoyed his home on the river he made with the love of his life, Carla. Surviving are his wife, Carla Bowles, of Covington; a daughter, Heather and Logan Carlisle of Roanoke; two sons, Andy and Meghan Kirby and Adam Kirby, all of Covington; grandchildren, Allyssa Cole of Roanoke, Kenton Kirby and Konnor Kirby of Covington; two brothers, Robert and Brenda Bowles of Millersburg, OH, and Dave and Jenny Bowles of Glenmont, OH; a sister, Cheryll and Jeff Shireman of Guttenburg, IA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie Walker (Dale Simmons) and Rocky and Becky Floyd, all of Beckley, WV; numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful Golden Retriever companion, Buckeye "Buck". In keeping with Mr. Bowles' wishes, his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Richards officiating. The family will receive their friends following the service. Friends attending the service are asked to write down a memory or story about Willie and share it with the family. Visitation Information Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 Arritt Funeral Home Service Information Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 Time: 12/11/21 02:00 pm Arritt Funeral Home Chapel
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SYLVIA

Feb 28, 2024

ALWAYS HELPFUL AND ALWAYS WITH A SMILE IN HER DAYS AT VALERO. SHE WILL BE REMEMBERED AND MISSED.

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Jack Williams

Feb 28, 2024

Enjoyed the services in church playing piano for 5 years rest in peace, Pastor Debbie

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Robin Bartley Simmons

Feb 27, 2024

So Shocked, Mary (Angie) we grew up together and she was always a bright spot in my life, had not talked to her for a couple months. We always had fun in whatever we were doing. Prayers for the family, she loved her family so much. Love You My Dear Friend will never forget all our good times.

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Pearl bland

Feb 27, 2024

Iam so sorry to hear of your mom's passing, she will be missed prayers the family

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Lucinda brugh

Feb 27, 2024

She was a wonderful lady she loved her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren she will be missed gone but not forgotten

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Belinda Sively Fink

Feb 24, 2024

She was loved by all who knew her. She was a wonderful person and a great prayer warrior. I will miss her and her twin from now on.They lived in a Happy House.

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Sandra Brady

Feb 24, 2024

You were a special person in many people lives you will be missed my heart aches for you and your family. I loved you Todd.

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Leeanna Williams

Feb 23, 2024

Miss u alot,and great guy.

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Leeanna Williams

Feb 23, 2024

Miss u alot

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Marilyn Crowder and Ken

Feb 23, 2024

I have known Todd since he was young child in pre school programs…My son Ken and Todd have been friends since they were young..Todd will be greatly missed by his Special Olympic friends and family. Rest in peace Todd.

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Patricia Tabor

Feb 23, 2024

Todd will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him. He had a smile that everyone remembers! Our deepest sympathy to all 💐

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Crystal Marsh

Feb 23, 2024

So very sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. God bless

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