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Robert W. Bowers Sr.

Robert W. Bowers Sr., 86, formerly of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at Markle Health & Rehabilitation.

Mr. Bowers had worked for over 30 years in the maintenance department at the General Motors Fisher Body Plant in Marion, until his retirement.

He was born on Dec. 10, 1933, in Huntington, to Sherman H. and Macy M. Newcomb Bowers. He married Janet J. Gray on Aug. 31, 1951, in Huntington. She preceded him in death on March 11, 2009.

Survivors include four sons, Robert W. (Marsha) Bowers Jr., Rick W. (Kathy) Bowers, Russ W. Bowers, and Rod W. (Alisa) Bowers, all of Huntington; a daughter, Diana S. (David) Messina, of Port Charlotte, FL; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Calling will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. Those in attendance are asked to follow the CDC’s social distancing guidelines.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at 11 a.m., with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel. Interment will be at the Zion Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice of charity, in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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