Carl S. Bowen age 90, 107 Silvers Lane Portland passed away Monday at his residence . He was born in Portland March 6, 1927 the son of Ray and Opal (Wood) Bowen. He was married July 17, 1948 to Ruth Ann Smiley and she died April 25, 2001. He was married on July 19, 2002 to Joan Robbins who survives. He was a farmer, owner and operator of B&G Oil Company in Portland and a school bus driver for over forty years. He served in the US Army and was a member of American Legion Post #211. He was a member of West Walnut Street Church of Christ and 1945 Portland High School graduate. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds Fan.
Surviving are his wife Joan, Two sons Tim Bowen (wife Vicki) of Ringgold, GA and Bruce Bowen (wife Jane) of Portland, one daughter Melanie Metzler (husband Jim) of Zionsville, one brother Roger Bowen (wife Luetta) of Portland, Ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son Greg.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 AM in the West Walnut Street Church of Christ with Pastor Gil Alicia presiding. Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorials can be made to the West Walnut Street Church of Christ or Jay County Cancer Society.