James Leslie Bowers

BOWERS, James Leslie, 79, of Bridgeport, passed away March 25, 2014, at his residence with his family at his side.

He was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Weirton, WV; he was the son of the late Samuel Claud and Mary Ann Jones Bowers.

James is survived by his wife, of 58 years, Karen Shields Bowers; one son, James Randall and Barbara Currie Bowers; one daughter, Rochelle Ann Bowers Slator; six grand children, Jami and Ralph Johnson, Nicole and Cale Doxey, Randi Marie and Shayne Tarte all of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Andrew Patrick Slator, Brystal and Christopher Walton all of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Nathan Edwin and Stephanie Slator; two great-granddaughters, Jalynn Johnson and Zoey Johnson all of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents;

James was employed with Flanagan Ford in Salem for many years. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Salem.

Catholic Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 9 a,m, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Salem with Father William Anderson presiding. Interment will follow at K of P Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, family request that donations be made to Jacobs Well, House of Prayer, 386 Varner Hollow Rd, Salem, WV 26426

Online condolences may be sent to the family at GreathouseFuneralHome.WV.com.

Greathouse Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Bowers family.