Ottis Lenwood Bowen, Jr.
Mr. Ottis Lenwood Bowen, Jr., age 86, a resident of Washington, died Thursday, November 18, 2021 at his daughter's home.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Mr. Bowen was born in Beaufort County on April 9, 1935. He was the son of the late Ottis Lenwood Bowen, Sr., and Hilda Marie Boyd Bowen. Mr. Bowen, also known as "Red Bird," worked as a clerk at True Value and Sentry Hardware stores for many years. He was a member, former elder, and former deacon of Beaver Dam Church of Christ.
Mr. Bowen is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gloria Ward Bowen of the home; two daughters, Sherri Bowen Grooms of the home, Donna Lynn Jackson and husband, Gary of Grimesland; grandson, Christopher Sprouse of Washington; two granddaughters, Jessica Baranczyk along with her partner, Matt Daw of Pinetown, Shelly Jackson of Grimesland; three great grandchildren, Ashlyn, Jackson, Peyton; sister, Shirley Boyd and husband, Dennis of Washington; brother, Kenneth Bowen of Raleigh; two nieces, Lisa Adams, Wendi Jackson and multiple great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death earlier this year by his sister, Judy Spain.
Memorials may be made to the Ottis Lenwood Bowen, Jr. Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1465, Washington, N.C. 27889.