Jonesboro-James (Jim) Allen Bowen, Jr. was welcomed by his Savior Jesus Christ while surrounded by his family at his home in Jonesboro on Friday, August 5, 2011. He was born on June 16, 1924 in Jonesboro.
Jim graduated from Jonesboro High School. He was a retired RFD mail carrier who had worked at the United States Postal Service. He was a corporal in the U.S. Marines Corps of WWII serving his country as a Marine Raider.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Jean (Cook) Bowen and parents James Allen, Sr., and Esther M. Bowen.
He is survived by his children, Richard Edward and his wife Alicia Bowen of Yelm, Washington; Steve Bowen of the home; and Charlotte Bowen of Texarkana, TX; grandchildren are Leslie S. Bowen, Katherine and Joseph DeJuliannie, Jason and Tiffany Bowen of Texarkana, TX, Walter and Purnima Bowen of Jonesboro; great-grandchildren are James A. and Nichole Bowen, Heather and Brandon DeJuliannie (USMC), Sam and CJ (Charlotte Jean) Bowen.
His life is reflected in Psalm 119:114: “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your Word.” He lived his life as a godly example for his family to follow. He has run the race, “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2) and he will hear “Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23).
Friends and family are invited to the visitation on Sunday, August 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and also attend a celebration service of his life on Sunday, August 7, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Gregg Funeral Home.
A private graveside service will be held on Monday.
Lasting memorials should be made to: Lottie Moon Offering, c/o Central Baptist Church International Mission Board; Jonesboro.