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Robert Steven Bowers Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1962 - 2023

Robert Steven BowersSeptember 14th, 2023, Robert Steven Bowers, 61, of Milton, WV, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his beloved family and friends. Summer gave way briefly into a cool, clear Fall day as Rob was welcomed into the arms of the Lord.

He was born February 11, 1962 in Cumberland, Maryland, to Robert V. and Patricia Bowers. He is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Philip Cyrus. In addition to his parents, Rob is survived by his loving wife, Tressa Cyrus Bowers; one daughter, Jessica Pennington (Don); one son, Dr. Robert C. Bowers (Anna); one brother, Duane Bowers (Karen); father and mother-in-law, Jim and Ann Spurlock; grandchildren, Ryleigh Pennington, Reese Pennington, Robert E. Bowers, Rebecca Bowers and Rhett Bowers; and a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and friends.

Rob was a member of Milton Baptist Church where he served as an usher, a deacon, and a trustee. He was a member of the Gideons International as well as a member of Milton Lebanon Lodge No.68. He attended Milton High School and Marshall University where he lettered in football for four years and served as a captain as a senior. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. If he wasn’t with his family, he could be found upland hunting with his beloved dogs. Rob was employed by State Farm Insurance where he met many lifelong friends.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday, September 18, 2023 at Milton Baptist Church with Pastor Allen Stewart officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at Milton Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Milton Baptist

Church or Hospice of Huntington. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to

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BMS Staff
Monday September 18, 2023 at 3:00 PM

We are truly sorry for your loss. We pray that your family be filled with loving thoughts and memories. We have made a contribution to Hospice in Robert's honor in leu of sending flowers. With Deepest Condolences, Your friends at BMS
Mark and Amanda Elswick
Monday September 18, 2023 at 2:45 PM

So very sorry for the loss of a wonderful man.
Frances & Gary Edwards
Monday September 18, 2023 at 10:24 AM

Tressa and Family, Our hearts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. God Bless! Gary & Frances Edwards
Belinda Fetty
Saturday September 16, 2023 at 5:12 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for you to be filled with all the love and laughter that you shared throughout the years.
Tammy & James Mccallister
Saturday September 16, 2023 at 3:19 PM

You will be missed. Fly high buddy. You WON your battle, and now you’re home.
Les Poindexter
Saturday September 16, 2023 at 2:55 PM

Tressa and family, my prayers and condolences go out to you in this time. Big Bob was a mentor for me when I was a freshman at Marshall. Our friendship has continued since 1984. I will truly miss him. His big personality and caring for all of us teammates will endear him to us forever. Rest high #77 our Captain. Your Herd Brothers will remember you always
Saturday September 16, 2023 at 8:39 AM

Love you so much, Aunt Pat, Uncle Bob, Tressa, Jessie, and Chris. Robbie is one of the best people to have walked the earth. The most infectious smile and laugh. He is going to be missed beyond measure.

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