December 2, 2020

Mr. Joel Bowen

Joel Hudson Bowen, age 80, passed away Friday afternoon, June 14, 2013. Formerly of LaGrange and recently of Franklin, GA, Mr. Bowen was currently residing at Winthrop Health and Rehab Center in Rome, GA.

Mr. Bowen was born on January 9, 1933, in Opelika, Alabama to John Henry and Willie Mae Whitley Bowen. He serviced in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married Shirley Mae Wright of LaGrange, Ga. On May 24, 1952 in Gulfport, MS.

Mr. Bowen lived in LaGrange most of his life. He worked many years as a Deputy with the Sheriff’s Department. He was well-known wood craftsman and dulcimer maker in his later years. He and his wife, moved to Franklin in 1992.

Mr. Bowen is preceded in death by his wife Shirley Mae Wright Bowen (born June 10, 1937) who passed away on June 19, 1997.

Mr. Bowen is survived by one sister, Lurline Bowen Duncan of Pasadena, TX; one brother, Earl (Ann) Bowen, LaGrange; He had three children, Tonya Bowen (Phil) Boylan, Rome; Tami Bowen (Randy) Litton, Lilburn; John Howell (Mary) Bowen, California, MD; eight grandchildren: Tiffiny Bowen (Harry) Litford, Joshua Hawkins Bowen of LaGrange; Phillip Adam Boylan and Thomas Joel Boylan, of Rome; Garret Elizabeth Litton, Lilburn; Brett Pierce Bowen, Jacob Darby Bowen, and Jeremy Scott Bowen, California, Md.

Graveside and interment services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Hill View Annex of Shadowlawn Cemetery, LaGrange, GA.

Parnick Jennings, Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome, Ga. 30165 has charge of arrangements.


  1. I wonder if he was related to my Revolutionary Soldier Joel Bowen. God Bless you Mr Bowen

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