William E. Bowen (Gene) entered into rest on Monday December 16, 2019. Gene was born in Athens, GA on February 11, 1943. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Sandra Gray, two daughters Samantha Frerichs (Jim), and Cheryl Bowen, two step children Deborah Tucker, Gregory Gray, sisters Betty Conner, Joan Morris (Gary), Peggy Hardigree (Wayne), 7 grandchildren Ryan Frerichs, Rebecca Rawlins, Harvey Tuggle, John Darby, Jennifer Tucker, Christopher Tucker, Ashley Chancey and 9 Great Grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Mattie and Curtis Bowen, brother Frank Bowen, and sisters Madolyn Tuggle and Munjo Hutchins.
Gene served 3 years in the US Navy and worked in construction then went on to drive for Florida Rock and Tank Lines where he retired. He loved watching football his favorite teams were the Florida Seminoles and the Atlanta Falcons, he enjoyed fishing, camping, western movies and spending time with his grandchildren. Gene will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
The Family will have a memorial service on Saturday January 4, 2020 at 1:15pm followed by visitation until 3 pm at Poteet Funeral Home 3465 Peach Orchard Road Augusta, Ga.