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Benny Lane Bowen

October 19, 1948 ~ April 15, 2018 (age 69)
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Benny Lane Bowen, age 69, of Marion, North Carolina passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Thomas E. Creek VA Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. He was born in Burke County on October 19, 1948 to the late William Carson Bowen and Gladys Mashburn Bowen. Benny resided in McDowell County his entire life.


In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife, Trudy Shields Bowen and one brother, Bobby Andrew Bowen, Sr.


Benny attended Faith Tabernacle Church and owned and operated Bowen Tree Service. He was always willing to give and help others and he loved his dog “Digger”. Benny woke up with the Lord and went to bed with the Lord.


Left behind to cherish his memories are three children, Tracey Lynn Cook, Benny Lane Bowen II and Jason Alan Bowen and his wife Sarah; one brother, Scotty Bowen and his wife Debbie, two sisters, Nancy Parker and her husband Robert and Debbie Perkins. Also surviving Benny are two grandchildren, Aurelia and Ryder Bowen.


The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Beam Funeral Service.  A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverends Jim Brewer and Harold Davis officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Laurel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

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