Ronnie Oneal Bowen, 63, of Crossett, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at his home surrounded by family.
He was born on November 5, 1954, and was a lifelong resident of Crossett.
Mr. Bowen was a member of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, the CHS Class of 1973, and proudly served ten years in the Arkansas National Guard. He also worked 29 years as a truck driver for Georgia Pacific Chemical until his retirement in 2011. He enjoyed fishing but was an avid deer hunter and member of the Arkansas Trace Hunting Club. He loved running his hunting dogs and telling tales of the deer he had killed, even the ones he had killed that may not have been under legal circumstances. He was a kind-hearted friend to all who knew him who enjoyed visiting and joking around with others. But above all, he was a family man who adored his grandchildren.
Mr. Bowen was preceded in death by his parents, Don, and Betty Jane Ogden Yates.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Vickie Gail Tackett Bowen of Crossett; one son, Jarrod Bowen and wife, Brandy, of Milo; one daughter, Stacie Womack and husband, Joe, also of Milo; three sisters, Pam Abney and husband, Tim, of Crossett, Carolyn Sue Hendrix and husband, Robert, of West Monroe, Louisiana and Connie Herrington of Crossett; along with eight grandchildren, Tyler, Alli, Chloe, Paige, Presley, Noah, Lawson, and Laura Lee; and a host of other family members and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, March 12 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home, located at 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 13 at the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church in Hamburg with pastors Josh Luellen and Carlton White officiating. Interment will follow at Promise Land Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Bryan Fields, Chad Hendrix, Ryan Abney, Blake Abney, Jeremy Laster, and Mark Troillet. Honorary pallbearers are Eugene Miles, Doyle Coody, D.C. Dodd, and Eugene Burnett.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Promise Land Awanas Children’s Ministry.