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Carl Ray Bowers, Sr.

May 13, 1931 ~ April 19, 2019 (age 87)


Carl Ray BowersSr., 87, of Asheville, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019. A native of Nantahala, NC, he was the son of the late Pearson and Gazzie Dills Bowers and had been an Asheville resident since 1965. He was a man of many talents and enjoyed helping his neighbors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Emma Lucille Bowers; son, Carl Ray Bowers, Jr., and grandsons, Joe and Matthew Bowers.

He is survived by his children, Sharon Buckner and Sue (Bobby) Surrett; sisters, Maude Parr, Emma Watton, and Ruth Anderson; 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, April 23rd in the Chapel of Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn. The family will receive friends from 12:00pm until the service. Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Candler.

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April 23, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Forest Lawn Funeral Home
1 Chapel of Faith Drive
Candler, NC 28715


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21 Belvedere Road, Asheville NC 28803

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