Freddie Bowers

1966, at Shaw AFB, SC. as a Helicopter Mechanic.

1968, TDY to Kunsan AB, S. Korea.

1969 – 1970, at Korat RTAFB, Thailand as a Flight Engineer.   

1000 hrs. flight time on HH-43B Pedro’s with the Air Rescue Service.

Freddie Wayne Bowers, USAF
January 19, 1947 – October 14, 2016

Freddie Wayne Bowers was born the son of Leroy Bowers and Eulah Brazeal Bowers on January 19, 1947, in Thayer, Missouri, and departed this life on October 14, 2016, at his home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 69 years.

He was united in marriage on May 19, 1968, in Hardy, Arkansas, to Anna Case.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Bowers of the home in Thayer, Missouri; two sons, Scott Bowers and wife, Donna of Thayer, Missouri and Brad Bowers of Springfield, Missouri; two grand-daughters, Taylar and Kaycee Bowers of Thayer, Missouri; one brother, Harold Bowers and wife, Cathy of Knob Noster, Missouri and Betty Hull of Virginia; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Eulah Bowers; and one brother, Danny Joe Bowers.

Freddie was a veteran of the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War.

He was a Christian and of the Baptist faith. He owned and operated Bowers Refrigeration, Heating and Air in Thayer for many years and was known for his willingness to help anyone who needed help.

He loved to fish in both rivers and lakes, hunting and spending time with his family. He will truly be missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Chaplain David Langston officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 17, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

Burial will be in the Hurst Cemetery, near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.

(Freddie was Crew Chief on the HH-43 and a member of the Pedro Rescue Helicopter Association.)


October 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm
Our sympathy to Anna Faye, Scott & Brad and all Freddie’s family and friends. We have some wonderful memories of good times over the years and will treasure them always.
Charlie & Charlotte Hurtt

October 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm
Deepest of sympathy to the whole family. Freddie was a good man, always appreciate his service. He will be missed by all that knew him. My God give you comfort in this time of sorrow.
RayBob & Shana Cochran

October 17, 2016 at 10:51 am
Out deepest sympathy’s to Brad and his entire family from his family at Cox. We know how much Freddie meant to Brad by the way he talked about him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Mark Bagstad

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