Eugene Bowles, 51, of Hamburg died on July 9, 2017 at his residence.
He was a machinist who had worked at AC Machine in Greenville for 20 years, Ricky’s Welding in Vicksburg, Mississippi and Hamm’s Hydraulics in Crossett. He also worked in construction, fearlessly climbed radio towers and could fix anything.
Mr. Bowles was a native of Marrero, Louisiana; a resident of Hamburg for the past 15 years and a former resident of Greenville, Mississippi and Wilmot.
He loved his family and was a wonderful provider, loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed making everyone laugh. He loved his mother-in-law, Pauline Wiggins, and helped take care of her until her death after her battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, René Wiggins Bowles; a son Christopher Bowles; a daughter, Kristy Bowles all of Hamburg; his mother, Diane Klemme Jordan and his father, Randald Jordan of Vicksburg, Mississippi; his father, Jimmy Bowles of Whitewright, Texas; two sisters, Regina Burrough and Tessa Jordan Tate; six brothers, Joe Jordan, Larry Jordan and Jimmy Bowles all of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Anthony Bowles of Greenville, Mississippi; J.D. Bowles and Scotty Bowles both of Texas and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dean Walsworth officiating. Visitation will be 6 p.m., until service time, Wednesday at the funeral home chapel.
Honorary pallbearers are Matthew New, Alex Gilbert, Jacky Sturdivant, Joshua Gilbert, Zackary New and Kelly Stevens.