Lester Martin Bowles

Published 10:48 am Monday, June 6, 2016

Mr. Lester Martin Bowles, 91, of McClamrock Road, Mocksville, died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

He was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Davie County to the late Albert Martin and Annie Elizabeth McClamrock Bowles. Mr. Bowles was a member of Yadkin Valley Baptist Church in Advance and was a former member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Mocksville. He retired from the NC Department of Transportation after 38 years. Mr. Bowles enjoyed gardening, in which he gave most away, and hunting and fishing in the past. He loved to travel to the mountains and the Amish country.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ina Tutterow Bowles; and 2 infant sisters.

Survivors: 3 children, Ed Bowles (Sandy) of Salisbury, Bill Bowles (Cheryl) and Kay Caudle (Robert) all of Mocksville; 4 grandchildren, Alan Bowles (Kelly), Andy Bowles (Melissa), Amy Nichols and Kevin Caudle (Natalie); 6 great-grandchildren, Wesley Bowles, Tyler Nichols, Hunter Nichols, Madison Bowles, Braxton Caudle and Berkley Caudle; and his second wife, Elena Paschall.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 7 at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Swisher officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103; Oak Grove UMC Cemetery fund, 1994 US 158, Mocksville; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.