Andy Bowers PDF Print E-mail

Jacob Andrew “Andy” Bowers III, 72, of Prosperity, died Monday, August 13, 2018, at his residence, “The Bowers' Big Rain.”

Born on April 17, 1946, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Jacob Andrew Bowers, Jr. and Margie Marie Wilson Bowers. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War where he received numerous military honors including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal. Mr. Bowers was a 1972 graduate of Newberry College and the owner of Hometown Realty and was involved over the years in many organizations related to his profession as a Realtor. He was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church and the Gamecock Club. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle. His most cherished role was being a grandfather where he was known as “PopPop” and always relished every moment he was able to have with his grandchildren. He was often seen standing on sports fields or at school supporting his grandchildren in their endeavors.

Mr. Bowers is survived by his daughters, Shelley (Donald) Pifer of Chapin and Pinny Bowers of Bluffton; a sister, Betsy Bowers Ruff of Pomaria; brothers, Monte (Peggy) Bowers of Pomaria and David (Deena) Bowers of Irmo; grandchildren, Sal Liberatore, Jake Liberatore, Mary Elizabeth Pifer, Sam Liberatore and Drew Pifer and a beloved friend, Hank Bufkin.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Sunday, August 19, 2018, at the Macedonia Lutheran Church Gazebo by the Rev. Randall Derrick. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Macedonia Lutheran Church, 49 Macedonia Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to the Lexington Medical Center Foundation, 2720 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169.

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#24 Luke Black 2018-08-26 07:37
So sorry to hear about Andy's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I only have good memories of Andy, mostly from high school and a short time we shared at the old Bankers Trust together.
#23 Kathey Eargle 2018-08-19 21:54
May the Lord provide peace and comfort in the days ahead. In deepest sympathy, Neal and Kathey Eargle
#22 Tom & Becky Abraham 2018-08-19 19:47
Our deepest sympathy to all of the Bowers family. Andy was one of the first people we met when we moved to Newberry County in 1974. What a great guy. He was so helpful to us. Always so friendly and had that grin on his face. He was a pleasure to work with and know. He left a positive mark on this old world. Thanks Andy. Rest In Peace.
#21 Paula Mills 2018-08-18 22:22
Dear Bowers Family,

We would like to send our condolences and prayers to each of as you mourn the loss of Andy. May God give you comfort.
Paula, Stan , Patrick & Meredith Mills
#20 Jean Bedenbaugh 2018-08-18 09:12
Betsy, David, Monte. I am so sorry to hear about Andy. Thinking of you
#19 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2018-08-17 16:15
Betsy, David, Deena, Monte, Peggy & Family, we were so sorry to hear about Andy. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing others care.
Dan & Robbie DeFreese
#18 George Ruff 2018-08-17 11:31
Sorry to hear of Andy's passing.
#17 Shirley H Bowers 2018-08-16 12:14
Shelly, Penny and your families, i am very sorry and hurt over the passing of Andy. Your have my love and support, praying that our Lord and Savior will give you peace and comfort. Also, to extended family, brothers and Betsy, that you will comfort in knowing Andy is no longer suffering. He certainly was a very strong trooper, fighting war and cancer. God Bless!
#16 Robert Martin 2018-08-16 10:33
Very sorry to hear about Andy. We had some great times growing up in Prosperity. I will always remember during and after those times. We will keep the family Andy in our prayers.
#15 Lee Koon 2018-08-16 06:06
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Andy’s death. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Jay, Lee, and Jaylee Koon
#14 Leon/ Brenda Fulmer 2018-08-15 22:48
We are so sorry. God bless your family. May He give you strength to see you through these next days, weeks and months. He is now out of pain and in God's hands. God bless.
#13 Don Dowling 2018-08-15 21:40
So long my friend, neighbor, business associate and great family man. Can tell many fun stories. You touched the lives of many. May God place His comforting arms around your extended family. Don
#12 Eddie W Norris 2018-08-15 18:04
David,Monte,Bet sy and extended family i am sorry to hear of Andys passing! May God hold you in his loving arms at this difficult time as always! Cherish all your wonderful memories and he will always be with you!
#11 R Sutton-J Counts 2018-08-15 16:30
Bowers Family - We send our prayers and sympathy to all your family. May your wonderful memories help sustain you in the coming days. Reuben Sutton and Jean Counts
#10 Nancy Johnston 2018-08-15 15:01
I am so sorry to hear of Andy'S death. My condolences to his family. Nancy S Johnston
#9 Harold & Ola Mae 2018-08-15 14:57
To the Bowers Family:
It is with our deepest sympathy to learn of Andy death! We pray that our Loving Heavenly Father will comfort each of you at this time and the days ahead. Knowing that he is in a better place with no more pain. God Bless each of you!
With love,
Harold & Ola Mae Fulmer
#8 Sheriff Lee Foster 2018-08-15 13:12
Our family offers our deepest sympathy on the passing of Andy. What a great fun loving guy, whom I have fond memories. I know he is very proud of his family. We shall miss our old across the street neighbor. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia, and Jennylee
#7 James Brice Boozer 2018-08-15 12:39
Brice and I are so sorry to learn of Andy's death.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless you all.
Brice and Alice Boozer
#6 Wes & Helen Griffin 2018-08-15 11:48
We are more sorry than we can say for your loss. Our prayers are with you because we know the Lord is close to the broken-hearted.
#5 Elizabeth {Bibba} C 2018-08-15 11:24
I am so sorry to learn of Andy's death. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
#4 Lisa Gallman-Elkins 2018-08-15 10:13
Sending our deepest condolences to the Bowers family. Words cannot express how GRATEFUL I am for the kindness your family has shown my Daddy and us over the years!!!There are too many to count. I remember,even as a child, going to Andy's with Mama and just always being around the Bowers' as a whole. You guys always treated Daddy and us like family and for that alone I am THANKFUL. May GOD be with you all and give you peace.
#3 Susie Berry 2018-08-15 06:24
I am so sorry to hear this. He was a very special man, and I enjoyed working so many years with him!!
#2 Mabel Alice Sineath 2018-08-15 06:17
I was stunned to read the obituary this morning! I am so sorry for your loss. Andy was a great man and loved by everyone, He will be missed
#1 Lynn Wessinger 2018-08-15 05:54
We are so sorry to hear about Andy. Our prayers will be with you all during this time. We pray for peace as you move forward to grieve your loss and celebrate his life.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger