Luther "Buster" Bowers PDF Print E-mail

Luther Evans “Buster” Bowers, 72, of Prosperity, died Thursday, August 30, 2018, at his residence.

Born on June 13, 1946 in Newberry, he was a son of the late Clemson Eugene Bowers and Lola Mae Morgan Bates. He was US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and was retired from CSX Railroad as a Roadmaster. Mr. Bowers was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Mr. Bowers is survived by his wife, Lois Jane Brown Bowers; daughters, Tracy Michelle Bowers (Chuck) Bledsoe and Elizabeth Ann Bowers (Dan) Weaver both of Lexington; brothers, Wilbur Otis Bates, Jr. of Prosperity; sisters, Jeanette Bowers Anderson and June Bates Nichols both of Batesburg-Leesville, Barbara Bowers Livingston and Wanda Bates Brewer both of Prosperity; grandchildren, Hunter Evan Moore, Evan Troy Weaver, Hadley Grace Weaver and Chase Haring Weaver. He was predeceased by his step-father, Wilbur Otis Bates, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow in Bush River Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 until the hour of service at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Hunter Evan Moore, Tim Weaver, Jimmy Livingston, Steve Shealy, Sidney Gambrell and LeRue Jordan.

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#27 Billy & Edith Morris 2018-09-06 20:32
Lois. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May all your memories be sweet ones.
Edith Morris
 
 
#26 Lynn Wessinger 2018-09-05 08:36
We are so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you move forward to grieve your loss and celebrate his life.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
Gurney Warren
 
 
#25 Heather 2018-09-04 15:39
May Jehovah God sustain you at this time of such great loss.
 
 
#24 Vicki Ruff 2018-09-04 08:26
Lois, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of and praying for you and your family. Raymond and Vicki Ruff
 
 
#23 gc 2018-09-03 07:18
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
 
 
#22 Rev. Wayne Morgan 2018-09-02 11:06
Lois & Family, Our condolences, love, and prayers are with you in the passing of our dear cousin Buster. We have a lifetime of childhood memories made in and around our grandparents' place in the Bonds Crossroads section of Laurens County. We will cherish these memories forever as you will of your memories of a very special person. May he rest in peace with our Precious Savior and Lord.

Love, Wayne & Nancy Morgan
 
 
#21 Janice and Tommy Mee 2018-09-02 11:01
Lois,

We are so sad for you and your family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Sincerely, Janice and Tommy Meeks
 
 
#20 Benny & Janet Austin 2018-09-01 19:36
Lois & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Buster was a great guy.
Trusting the Lord to fill your heart with His love
and to fill your mind of a joyous reunion in heaven where family celebrations will continue throughout eternity.
Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#19 Gail Major 2018-09-01 16:28
Wanda, i’m so sorry to hear about your brother. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
 
 
#18 Jean Bedenbaugh 2018-09-01 12:04
Lois and family, I am sorry to hear about Buster. Thoughts and prayers for you all.
 
 
#17 Judy Ringer 2018-09-01 09:06
Buster worked with my dad on the railroad before he became roadmaster, Sorry to here he is not longer with us. Keeping you in our prayers.
 
 
#16 Pam Gregg 2018-09-01 08:50
Lois, I am so sorry for your loss. Buster will always be alive in your heart. May God give you some comfort during your time of sadness until you meet again. Love to you.
 
 
#15 Mihaela Livingston 2018-09-01 06:14
Aunt Lois, Tracy, Elizabeth and family,

The loss of someone dear to us is never easy. We hope that all the cherished memories that you have about uncle Buster bring you some light during this difficult time.
My uncle Buster’s memory be eternal!

Our deepest condolences,
Allen and Mihaela Livingston
 
 
#14 Frederick N 2018-09-01 05:07
To the Family ,
I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss.
It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your loved one is up in heaven.
Jesus Christ promised that millions now dead will live again on this earth and have the prospect of remaining on it forever under peaceful, paradisaic conditions. (Luke 23:43; John 3:16; 17:3; compare Psalm 37:29 and Matthew 5:5.) Since Jesus made the promise, it is safe to assume that he is willing to fulfill it.
These promises have consoled me when my father died. Hopefully, they can provide some hope and comfort to your family.
 
 
#13 Rick Donovan & Jan . 2018-08-31 22:27
Buster always showed us friendship. He was willing to help.
He fought his illness with the utmost courage. We will miss him. We know he is with God.
Lois and the girls you are in our prayers.
Rick Donovan & Jan
 
 
#12 Pam & Jerry Rengerin 2018-08-31 20:52
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing Tracy. You and your family are in our prayers. I pray for peace and comfort that only can come from Jesus at this very sad and difficult time. May God bless each and everyone of you. Please let us know if we can do anything.

Love Jerry and Pam Rengering
 
 
#11 Nancy Owen 2018-08-31 19:59
Dearest Lois and family,we are so sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved husband. Please know that we are keeping you and all your loved ones in our hearts and prayers. May the days ahead bring you peace knowing that Buster is in the arms of our Heavenly Father and is whole and well again. Our love to you always, Nancy and Tim Owen
 
 
#10 Denny and Diana 2018-08-31 17:49
Lois and Family, it was a pleasure knowing and working with Buster over the years with CSX. He was good at what he did and respected in his profession. I’ll see him again soon in Place that’s much better that all the trials of this earth. You and the family will be in our prayers.
 
 
#9 Connie a.rayfield 2018-08-31 17:02
So sorry to hear of Busters passing. All in my thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#8 Mihaela Livingston 2018-08-31 16:53
Dear aunt Lois, Tracy and Elizabeth,

The loss of someone dear to us is never easy.
We hope all the cherished memories that you have about uncle Buster bring you some light during this hard time.
May uncle’s Buster memory be eternal!

Our deepest condolences,
Allen and Mihaela Livingston
 
 
#7 Mihaela Livingston 2018-08-31 16:35
Dear aunt Lois, Tracy and Elizabeth,

The loss of someone dear to us is never easy.
We hope all the cherished memories that you have about uncle Buster brings you some light during this dark time.
May uncle Buster’s memory be eternal!

Our deepest condolences,
Allen and Mihaela Livingston
 
 
#6 Debra Smith Taylor 2018-08-31 16:26
Lois & family, Please accept my sincere condolences. I am truly sorry for your loss.I know you're heartbroken & hurting. May our Lord console you all and give you peace during this time of grief. Much Love, Debra Taylor
 
 
#5 melissa thomas 2018-08-31 15:37
Tracy, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know that you will miss him for every day of the rest of your life, but time will make it just a little easier. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers as you travel this journey here on earth without his physical body. Just know he is still alive in your heart and he will forever be alive in heaven. One day we will see our daddys again!!!
 
 
#4 David Parnell 2018-08-31 15:26
I am so sorry to hear that Buster has passed away. As a Veteran he will always be remembered by his peers.
 
 
#3 SC Oncology 2018-08-31 15:11
Elizabeth,
Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May all the good memories carry you through the days ahead.
South Carolina Oncology Radiation Therapy
 
 
#2 Marty and Joyce Jewe 2018-08-31 14:56
We will miss you Buster. We so enjoyed talking with you as you would ride by on your gator, sometimes with your grandchildren and always with your beautiful smile. You loved life, Lois, the grandchildren and always had a special story to share about one of them. You were such an optimistic man, never letting your illness bring you down. We loved you and will miss you dearly.
Our love to Lois and your family.

Marty and Joyce Jewell
 
 
#1 Jerry Mitchell 2018-08-31 14:45
Lois and family we are so sorry to hear of Buster's passing. Please take comfort in knowing he is in a better place than we are. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.