Larry Garth Bowen, (The Fox) 65, of Charlotte, MI died Monday, September 22, 2008. Mr. Bowen was born June 6, 1943 in Lansing, MI the son of Richard and Doris (Stover) Bowen. Mr. Bowen worked for General Motors in the wastewater treatment plant where he retired after 41 years. He owned L.B. Cycle for over 30 years and Silk Screen Stuff in Charlotte for over 20 years, and had worked at Albins in Potterville. Mr. Bowen was one of the best motorcycle mechanics around in his day. He liked Country Western music, motorcycles, kids, and animals. Mr. Bowen loved his family and enjoyed going on family vacations and camping. His sense of humor and giving heart will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sue; sons, Kevin (Lori) Bowen of Charlotte and Kraig (Lisa) Bowen of Charlotte; daughter, Kelli (Kyle) Kelley of Vermontville; grandchildren, Kalyn Schneckenberger, Ryan Schneckenberger, Shantell Bowen, Dustin Bowen, Shance Bowen, Kaileb Bowen; mother, Doris Watkins of Shelbyville; stepmother and 2nd mom, Lupe Bowen, of Charlotte; brothers, Melvin (Judy) Bowen of TX and Michael (Patti) Bowen of Scotts; sister, Bonita (Gary Bowerman) Bowen of Texas; and uncle, Weldon (Marilyn) Stover of Charlotte. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2008 at Pray Funeral Home. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Lansing, MI. Visitation will be Thursday, September 25, 2008 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home.