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Alan R. Bowers Sr.

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Alan R. Bowers Sr.

Alan R. Bowers Sr. of Nashville, departed this life in the emergency room of Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin, on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:57 A.M. due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident. He had attained the age of 75 years, 6 months and 9 days.

Alan was born at home on the family farm in Dubois, on January 15, 1940 the son of Lyman “Lee” and Lillian (nee Bender) Bowers. He was united in marriage to Jill E. Schneider in the First Baptist Church in Centralia, on November 18, 1962 and she survives his passing.

Mr. Bowers served in the United States Army from 1961 until 1967 having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a lifelong grain and dairy farmer having worked the family farm, Bowers Breezy Acres, until his passing. In 1989, Bowers Breezy Acres was designated by the State of Illinois as a Centennial Farm for 100 years of continual operation. He served on the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation board and also on the boards of the Locust Creek and Chapel Hill Cemeteries. Alan enjoyed classic cars and gardening and he still loved helping out on the family farm, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Nashville.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Jill E. Bowers of Nashville; three children, Alan R. Bowers Jr. and wife Lori of Dubois, Amy R. Thompson and husband Scott of Nashville and Aaron R. Bowers of Nashville; a brother, Glen Bowers and wife Dianna of Ashley; three grandchildren, Sydney and Emily Thompson and Bradley Bowers; a brother–in-law, Jack Schneider and wife Debbie of Greeley, Colo.; several nieces, nephews and cousins as well as a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Jack and Muriel Schneider and aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held from the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville on Wednesday, July 29, at 10 A.M. with Pastor Scott Sharp officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Nashville. A flag presentation ceremony will be conducted by American Legion Post #110 of Nashville.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Nashville or the Future Farmers of America program at Nashville Community High School and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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