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Ronald Evans Bowers, 76, of Silverstreet, died June 25, 2018 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born in Newberry on August 15, 1941, he was a son of the late Pink Evans Bowers, Jr. and Gertrude Hamm Bowers. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of South Carolina. He was a retired Electrical Engineer in the defense industry where he worked at the Naval Shipyard in Newport News, VA, Carolina Eastman, and Hughes Aircraft which later became Raytheon. He was a former member of the Columbia Jaycees and was a member of Silverstreet Lutheran Church. Ron was an avid quail hunter and supporter of Quail Unlimited and always had a bird dog by his side. A member of the Gamecock Club since his college days, he spent many hours attending, watching and supporting all USC athletic activities.

He is survived by his wife, Andrea Hembree Bowers; a son, Craig Bowers of West Columbia; a daughter, Suzanne Bowers (Rocky Cosmos) of West Columbia; and a grandson, Alexander Bowers. He was predeceased by brothers Charles E. Bowers and Steve A. Bowers.

Services will be conducted on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 3:00PM at  Silverstreet Lutheran Church by the Rev. Harry Crout. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family would like to invite friends and family to the church fellowship hall after the service for a time of fellowship and to share memories. Friends may also visit the family at the Silverstreet home Saturday, July 7. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC in Charleston, American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes  Association.

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#8 Frank Folger 2018-07-08 09:17
To Andrea and all the Bowers family: I send you prayers for your loss and hopes for rejuvenation. My opportunities to spend time with Ron showed me a man with patience, a wry sense of humor, and an appreciation for all the gifts of family and friends. Bless you in this time of need.
#7 robert 2018-07-04 09:07
Loyalty,and dedication to ethical value throughout his journey through life under the sun.
Dan Peck, President of Hughes Aircraft of South Carolina, introduced me to Ron many many years ago and Ron became a terrific colleague and a great personal friend.
It has now been about two years since I was thrilled when Ron, his nephew, and his lead hunt dog "Sally" traveled from South Carolina to the Siddall Family Farmstead in Iowa to open the annual Pheasant Hunting Season.
My sincere condolences to you at this time with Ron's departing, however we are blessed with the numerous joyful memories shared.
#6 Ed Kyzer 2018-07-02 19:07
Ronnie and I graduated from NHS (Class of 59) and had kept in touch over the years. He was a great guy and will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.Joan & I will continue to remember the Bowers family in our prayers. Please know that you have our sincere sympathy.
Ed Kyzer
#5 gc 2018-07-02 07:23
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
#4 Frederick Nikonchuk 2018-07-01 04:52
To the Family ,
I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss. I recently lost my father. The pain of losing a loved one is a pain that seemingly never goes away. However, the pain can lessen when we think of what God has promised to do for us.
What comfort does he provide us? First of all, at 1 Cor 15:26 it says: "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." So God views death as an enemy and will eventually remove death.
Secondly, Jesus gave us hope when at John 11:25 he said: "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:" So there is a chance to see our loved ones again under better conditions.
This comfort from the Bible has helped me in dealing with the loss of my father and I hope it will help your family to some degree with your loss.
#3 W. J. Shacker 2018-06-29 21:29
His last year was in suffering...may he now know peace. As should his family and friends.
#2 Priscilla Sheppard 2018-06-28 07:47
Gene and I are sorry to hear about Ronnie and send our condolences to all of you! We will see you Sunday!
#1 Ann & Robert Bowles 2018-06-27 14:37
To the Family of Ron Bowers,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mr. Ron. We became acquainted when his mother was a resident of Saluda Nursing Center and were so fortunate to have known him. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers as you face the times ahead.
Ann & Robert Bowles