Oscar Wheeler Bowers, 90, of Prosperity, died Friday, November 6, 2015, at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home.

Born on July 24, 1925, in Newberry County, he was a son of the late George Andrew and Nancy Jane Cook Bowers. He was a World War II Marine veteran having served in Hiroshima, Japan and was retired from Bowers 66. Mr. Bowers was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and the Gathering Class Sunday School Class. He was a former Prosperity City Councilman and former member of the Prosperity Rescue and Fire Departments.

Mr. Bowers is survived by his wife, Marian Sligh Bowers; sons, Douglas A. (Cleo) Bowers, Mark (Karen)Bowers and George D. (Tina) Bowers all of Prosperity; a daughter, Amy M. Bowers of Prosperity; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, November 9, 2015, at Zion United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Taylor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church family life center. Memorials may be made to the Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home Ward 605, 4605 Belton Highway, Anderson, SC 29621.

Active pallbearers will be Tony Chapman, David Bowers, Bryan Bowers, Jamey Bowers, Tommy Zobel, Johnny Sligh and Perry Zobel.

A note of condolence may be written to the family by clicking the "Add Comment" link below.


#24 Donna S Mills 2015-11-13 23:31
My thoughts and prayers have been with all of you. Your family will always have a special place in my heart. God bless each of you! With love, Donna S. Mills
#23 Lorraine Bradley 2015-11-09 11:49
My sincere condolences to your entire family during this time of loss. You are all in my Prayers. "Lorry"
#22 nancy stoudemire 2015-11-09 10:36
Mark and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Stuckey, Nancy and Ryan Stoudemire
#21 Karen Lindler Smith 2015-11-09 09:22
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#20 Bart Dominick 2015-11-09 08:24
Doug, Mark, Amy and George,
We are extremely sorry to hear of your father's passing. We will always have fond memories of him. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May or Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ bring you Peace.
With Christian Love and Sympathy,
Bart and Debbie Dominick and Family
#19 Ronnie and Carolyn 2015-11-08 19:20
Sorry to hear about your loss!Our thoughts and prayers with you. May god bless you all!
#18 sherman frost 2015-11-08 11:32
Doug, i pray that God will envelop you in his arms and protect and guide you through this difficult transition in your life. It is through victory over our difficulties that bears witness to Gods power,love and and way of life.

Sherman Frost
#17 Gene Burrus 2015-11-07 20:15
Prayers to all of your family members during this time.
#16 Donna Jacobs 2015-11-07 14:17
Dear Bowers family, we are so sorry to learn of the loss of your dear loved one, Mr. Oscar. I have known him "forever". You will miss him, but know that he is with our Heavenly Father and feels no pain. Also rejoice in the fact that you will see him again one day. Donna and Eugene Jacobs
#15 Drucie Connelly Eadd 2015-11-07 11:13
Marion, My memories of Zion UMC on Sunday mornings always include you and Oscar. I was away when your children were growing up, but so happy to see you all when we came to church with mother and daddy so much in their declining years. You all were loyal to the church and to each other. Blessings on you as you deal with your great loss. -Drucie Connelly Eaddy
#14 R Brown 2015-11-07 08:33
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the resurrection promise at John 5;28,29 that reads; "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all that are in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." The Bible gives us hope that one day our dead loved ones will be brought back to life.
#13 Wendy Lester Riley 2015-11-07 02:53
George, Mark and family,
I am sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Oscar. I remember him to be such a nice man. My prayers for comfort to you all.

Wendy Lester Riley
#12 Judy Moore 2015-11-06 23:47
So many great memories our families shared come to mind. My dad considered Mr. Oscar one of his very dearest friends as Sonny did also. I pray that you will all feel God's presence and peace. My love to each of you, Judy
#11 George Hawkins 2015-11-06 22:21
Mark you and Your Mother have our prayers during this time. Know we will be thinking about all of you.George and Faye Hawkins
#10 Cathy Shealy 2015-11-06 21:54
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ! May the grace of God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead !
Frankie and Cathy Shealy & Family
#9 Allene Dawkins 2015-11-06 21:29
So sorry to hear about Oscar. We had some very good times with them in our earlier years!! My thoughts & prayers are with all of the family!!!God Bless!
#8 Rhonda 2015-11-06 19:17
George,Tina and girls...So sorry for your loss. Miss R
#7 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-11-06 16:30
On behalf of the Foster Family, we extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Oscar. He was one of the "characters" of my life's story and produced such a wonderful and stalwart family of our community. While I know he shall be missed by family and friends, he is truly at Peace and is whole. I would also like to offer my thanks, my admiration and my respect for his service to our country in a very dangerous and difficult time. May God be with you and we love you.
#6 Russ & Sheila Friar 2015-11-06 15:01
Mark, We are sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He was a strong willed man and I know you all will miss him greatly. Please accept our sympathy and prayers.
#5 Bruce Connelly 2015-11-06 14:08
So sorry for your loss. God must have needed someone special and chose Oscar. He was a good friend and will be sorely missed. Thank you God for sharing this special person with us. He touched a lot of people and I was one of them. God go with each of you. Bruce and Dorothy Connelly
#4 Lynn Wessinger 2015-11-06 12:36
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Oscar. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn your loss and rejoice in his life and victory. Praying God's peace and grace will see you through.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
Gurney Warren
#3 MIchelle Sherman 2015-11-06 12:01
Doug, Mark, Amy and George and family,
So sorry to hear of Mr. Oscar passing this morning. Lots of memories! Love you all! You all are in my thoughts and prayers! If you need anything please don't hesitate to call.
#2 Lisa Amick Mowbray 2015-11-06 11:54
Our thoughts and prayers to you all, Mr. Oscar will greatly be missed by us all.

Gaynell, Patricia, Ronnie & Susie Amick
Forrest & Lisa Mowbray
#1 Bobby Taylor 2015-11-06 10:11
Doug, Mark, Amy, George and families, you were fortunate to have "Mr. Oscar" for 90 years. We are never ready to let go, but it is something that comes to all. May you have Peace knowing he had a long prosperous life. God's speed, Bobby Joe and Family

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