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Rev. Billy Ray Bowen, Taylor Co., KY (d. May 10, 2011)

He was a member of a highly regarded Taylor Co., KY, family and of the South Campbellsville Baptist Church. He was a retired Baptist minister of over 50 years and was a retired Anderson, IN, police officer.

Rev. Billy Ray Bowen, 77, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 2:08amET,, Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral service was at 2pmET/1pmCT, Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the South Campbellsville Baptist Church in Campbellsville, KY by Rev. Shaun Caudill. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery, West Main ST, Campbellsville, KY.

Pallbearers: Brandon Bowen, Donnie Bowen, Gary Glasscock, Ian Glasscock, and Shane Glasscock.

Honorary pallbearers: Campbellsville Police Department.

Rev. Billy Ray Bowen, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2011)

Rev. Billy Ray Bowen was the son of the late Leslie B. Bowen and Lola Holt Bowen. He was born September 20, 1933 in Taylor Co., KY. He died at Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, at the age of 77 years, 7 months, and 20 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of South Campbellsville Baptist Church.He served his country honorably in the United States Army.He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #48.

Now retired, he was a Baptist minister for over fifty years and was also a retired police officer with the Anderson, IN, Police Department.

He united in marriage to Sheila Warren Skaggs September 21, 2007.

Besides his wife, Sheila Skaggs Bowen, he is survived by the following:
  • Three sons and one daughter: Danny Bowen and wife, Penny of Franklin, IN; Jeffrey Bowen and wife, Christina and Barbara Harris and husband, J. B. of Anderson, IN; and John Bowen and wife, Melissa of Petersburg, Illinois

  • Two step-children: Brandon Skaggs and wife, Amanda and Lori Skaggs and fiance', David Lowe of Campbellsville, KY

  • Eight grandchildren

  • One great-granddaughter

  • Six step-grandchildren

  • One sister and one brother: Helen Glasscock of Campbellsville, KY; and Edward Bowen of Clarkson, KY

  • Sisters in law: Rita Bowen of Campbellsville, KY; and Gladys Bowen of Fairfield, Ohio

  • Father in law and mother in law, Gilbert and Agnes Warren of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters: Leslie Bowen, Robert E. Bowen, Raymond Bowen, Bertha Hiestan, Ruth Turner Parrott, Hazel Craig, Lou Belle Anderson and Sarah Morgan.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to the funeral expenses and may be made at the funeral home.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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