James Keith Bowers

September 17, 1931 ~ November 17, 2020 (age 89)


James Keith "Jim" Bowers, 89, of Chincoteague Island, VA passed away on November 17, 2020 at the his residence.

He was born in Plum Run, WV on September 17, 1931 to the late Ernest W. and Elsie (Fox) Bowers.

He was a member of Chincoteague Church of God. He served in the United States Marine Corp. He taught school for thirty years in Howard County in MD.

James is survived by his loving spouse of 69 years, Virginia Toland Bowers of Chincoteague Island, VA; two daughters, Nancy Suzan Adams and her husband Joe of Chincoteague Island, VA, Brenda Kay Kelly and her husband Tommy of Jessup, MD; five granddaughters, Chrissy Neighbors and her husband Jimmie of Charlestown, WV, Suzy Adams of Chincoteague Island, VA, Tina Peratino and her husband Eric of Bowie, MD, Ashley Showell and her husband Brett of NC, Carrie Underwood and her husband Jason of GA; six great grandsons and one great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and eleven siblings.
Private family service will be held at a later date.

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