George Naylor Bowers, Sr.



George Naylor Bowers, Sr., 91, of Tenaha, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020, in Tenaha.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Tommy Brunett officiating.  Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Born August 16, 1928, in Tenaha, Mr. Bowers is the son of the late Jesse Bowers and Marietta Burough Bowers. He joined the US Navy and later the US Army, during which time he was awarded a Bronze Star.  Mr. Bowers worked for several years as a rural post carrier for USPS, as a business owner, as a farmer, and also served as Mayor of Tenaha for 56 years. He was a member of Center Country Club, where he enjoyed golfing if it wasn’t raining. Mr. Bowers was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tenaha.

He is survived by his children, George N. Bowers Jr. and wife Sherry of Tenaha and Theresa Latham and husband Troy of Gary; grandchildren, Michael Bowers and wife Miranda of Lindale, Timothy Bowers and wife Catlin of Plano, Tiffanie Andrews and husband Shane of Flint, Tracie Cain of Carthage, and Adam Cain and wife Heather of Waco; great grandchildren, Marley and Maddie Bowers of Lindale, Grace Andrews of Tyler, Ashley Andrews of Frisco, Olivia Knight of Frisco, Blaine Tomlin of Carthage, Emma Samford of Carthage, and Marley Cain of Waco; great-great grandchildren, Olivia Knight; and brother, Jesse (Buck) Bowers.

Preceded in death by wife, Laura Bowers; mother, Marietta Bowers; and father, Jesse Bowers.
Pallbearers will be Michael Bowers, Timothy Bowers, Adam Cain, Blaine Tomlin, Mitch Menefee, and Willie Holly.  Honorary pallbearers will be Joe West, Jerry Agnew, Don Dial, Victor Crawford, and Gordon Dupre.

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