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William

"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. Service Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:33 AM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Saturday, December 11, 2021 Arritt Funeral Home 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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