Jim Bowles

Alton |

Jim "Red" C. Bowles, 84, went to be with the Lord 6:24 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2009 at his residence.

He was born on October 27, 1924 in Alton, IL.

He married Dorothy Louise (Johnson) in 1951 at the Main St. Baptist Church in Alton. She passed away August 18, 2000.

Jim was employed at Alton Memorial Hospital in the maintenance department for over 25 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the 1st Church of God in Alton. He was a Bee Keeper for over 50 years. He enjoyed doing carpentry work, watching wrestling and wildlife, and he loved to spend time with his family and friends.

He is survived by one son Frank Bowles of Alton; two grandchildren, Frank E. Bowles Jr. of Alton and Dayna and her husband Jeff Alford of Godfrey and seven great grandchildren, Larry, Zachary, Leah, Kierstyn, Gabrielle, James and Chase.

He is preceded in death by his wife; son James Christopher Bowles; daughter-in-law, Donna J. Bowles and one sister Darlene.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2009 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton, with Brother Wm Gibbs officiating.

Burial will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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