Melvin Vaughn Bowers, 78, of Pomaria, died Friday, February 23, 2018, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Born on June 18, 1939 in Newberry, he was the son of the late William Pinkney and Lottie Krell Bowers. He served in the SC National Guard and had worked for Package Corporation of America (formerly Owens-Illinois). He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where he had served as church treasurer, Sunday School superintendent and had been very active in church as long as his health permitted. Mr. Bowers was a member of the Woodmen of the World and a 40 year Life Member of Pomaria Masonic Lodge #151. He enjoyed his family especially his grandchildren and as well enjoyed farming and bird watching.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Valeria Stuck Bowers; sons, Michael (Tangila) Bowers and Warren (Tina) Bowers both of Pomaria; a daughter, Devonna (Ronnie) Summer of Newberry; a sister, Freda (Buck) Miller of Aiken; a brother-in-law, Odell (Pam) Stuck of Pomaria; grandchildren, Brandon (Sarah) Bowers, Will Summer, Kane Summer, Zachary Bowers and Preston Bowers and a great-granddaughter, Romney Ann Bowers.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, February 25, 2018, at St. John Lutheran Church by the Rev. James Shealy and the Rev. Henri Bishop. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or to Boy Scout Troop #76, 622 Hope Station Road, Pomaria, SC 29126.
Active pallbearers will be Doug Miller, Charlie Stuck, Tim Stuck, Dean Fellers, Gene Fellers, Steve “Boo” Bouknight and Steven Johnson.
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