William Alton “Buck” Bowen
William Alton “Buck” Bowen, 85, of Farmington, Ark., passed away on
June 2, 2018.
He was born in Kingston,
Feb. 23, 1933, to Millage Houston and
Velma Marie (Oxford) Bowen. He had one job for his entire life, starting at Swanson and staying with them through their transition to Campbell’s Soup. He and his wife Nellie have been members of the Farmington Church of Christ since about 1955. He was a longtime member of the Kings River Riding Club. In 2002 he was awarded the Honorary Advisor Award from the Farmington FFA for helping students with their projects. He volunteered a lot of his time at the Farmington softball fields helping to keep up the fields and helping the teams any way that he could. He drove a church bus for many years, hauling kids to church services and VBS. He loved to hunt and fish, and he loved camping with his family. He was a loving husband to Nellie for 63 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Brenda Gale Bowen; brothers, Omer Bowen and Paul Eugene Bowen; and his sisters, Colene Tate and Linda Fitzner.
He is survived by his loving wife Nellie of Farmington; his two daughters, Alta Davis and her husband Greg of Farmington and Martha Reed of Prairie Grove, Ark.; grandchildren, Brandy Carte and husband Ricky of Prairie Grove, Cody Meadors and his wife Carol of Seligman, Mo., Ashley Thomas and husband Andrew of Farmington, Maegan Shreve and husband Bobby of Farmington, Jessie Parker and husband Bryce of Farmington, Hali Meadors and her fiancé Cody Templeton of Lincoln, Ark., Shane Davis of Farmington; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Leonard Bowen and Jimmy Dale Bowen; sisters, Juanita Madewell, Ina Ross, and Wanda Smith; and many other friends and loved ones.
A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Farmington Church of Christ. Graveside service will be at Kingston Cemetery in Kingston at 11:30 a.m.
Condolences may be given online at www.moores funeralchapel.com.