Leroy Verl Bowley, 82, of Timpson

Leroy Verl Bowley, 82, of Timpson, Texas passed away on January 2, 2020 in Henderson,
Texas. Born August 16, 1937, in Houston, Texas. Leroy is the son of the late Willie Verl Bowley
and Geraldine Hazel (Ashley) Bowley. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 6, 2020 at
11:00 am at Springs of Living Water Church.
Visitation will be held Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Taylor Funeral
Home, Timpson, Texas.
Leroy graduated from Jeff Davis High School in Houston, Texas as a basketball superstar. He
received a full scholarship and attended The University of Houston playing Cougar basketball.
He later decided to transfer to Sam Houston State University where he completed his Bachelors
and Masters in Education. He married the love of his life, Jeanette Hicks, on June 30, 1956. The
two spent over 63 years together before his passing.
Leroy brought his family to East Texas in 1977 to accept the call of being a pastor. He taught
Math in Tenaha and Garrison for many years while establishing the church. Leroy allowed the
Lord to lead him in many endeavors, but the most rewarding was pastoring the church, Springs
of Living Water, which was opened 23 years ago. He dearly loved the Lord and his family.
Leroy was a loving and devoted husband, father and Pepaw to not only his grandkids and great
grandkids, but many others as well. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and a good game of
basketball, but he especially loved spending time with his family. He would take every
opportunity to attend his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events as well as other
activity he could be involved with.
Leroy is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette Hicks Bowley; son, Joel Bowley and wife Tammy;
daughter, Tammy Strong; grandchildren, Chris Young, Tyler McDonough, Courtney Ritter,
Cody Bowley, Crystal Reagan, Josh Bowley, Amy Williford, Stephen Bowley, Jeremy Bowley,
Scooter Churchman, Brock Strong, Blake Strong, Mathew Strong, Brayden Strong, Amitiel
Craig, and Kaitlyn Bowley; 31 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; brother, Leroy
Cecil “LC” Bowley and wife, Lola; sisters, Doris Jones, Delores Liedtke, and Adalee Steward; as
well as a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Bowley and Geraldine Bowley; sons, Lee Bowley
and Mark Bowley.
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.taylorfh.net.
Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, is in charge or arrangements.

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