Roy Kenneth Bowers, Jr.



Roy Kenneth “Buz” Bowers, Jr. 71, of Shinnston, went home with his parents and 2 sisters on January 29, 2018 at his residence. He was born December 20, 1946 at Fairmont, a son of the late Roy K. Bowers and Betty A. Fletcher Bowers.


Mr. Bowers is survived by his wife of 44 years, Bonnie Lou (Smith) Bowers, his children, James Allen Bowers of Fairmont, and Tonia Love (Bowers) Ash of Shinnston. 3 grandchildren, Patrick Morgan Winkler, Marriha George Roach and Kymberly Dawn Winkler. 3 gr. grandchildren, Brooklyn Rae Winkler, Samuel Morgan Winkler, and Damian Kirby.

Also surviving is his brother, Gary and Beverly Bowers of Mannington and several nieces and nephews.


In Addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 2 sisters, Charlene K. Webb and Betty Jeanette Crouser, and 1 granddaughter, Gloria Jean Bowers.


Mr. Bowers was a 1965 graduate of Mannington High School. He was a veteran of the US Navy, having served in the Vietnam War. He served on the USS Constellation. He was a coal miner for Consolidated Coal Co., having worked at the Loveridge Mine as a mechanic, electrician and a buggy operator. He enjoyed old country music and playing slots. He enjoyed the time he spent with his children. His was described by his sister as “A Rebel With A Cause!”


There will be no funeral home visitation or funeral services. Roy’s request for cremation will be honored. A memorial picnic will be held at the convenience of family and friends at Spruce Knob. Online condolences may be left for the family at







Condolence left by Vicki Nichols on Tue, 01/30/2018 - 3:29pm.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens.

Condolence left by Doris Whetsell on Tue, 01/30/2018 - 9:30pm.

To Bonnie and Tonia so sorry for your loss will be praying for you both love you and praying for the rest of Buz family

Condolence left by Tim & Kim Wiley and family on Wed, 01/31/2018 - 7:06pm.

We are so sorry Bonnie, James, Tonia and grandchildren Gary and Beverly and family and friends. Tim thought so much of him and you too Bonnie. Please let us know when you go to Spruce Knob.

Condolence left by Robin Wilson on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 7:47pm.

I am very sorry for your great lost Bonnie. please know that we at Michelle's will miss him. I know that I will miss his sweet smile, stories, and his jokes. if there is anything I can do for you please let me know.

Condolence left by Debbi And Brad Jones on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:57pm.

Bonnie and Tony--we are so sorry to hear about Buzz. He is one of my fav. cousins. Always so jovial and kind. He reminded me so much of Uncle Roy. He loved our family reunions so much catching up with everyone. I will always remember him dating you Bonnie. He loved you so much. And how happy he was when Tony was born. We will keep you in our prayers and let us know about the picnic. Love you both --Brad and Debbi

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