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Obituary for Richard Eugene Bowyer Richard Eugene Bowyer
Korean War Veteran Was Self-Employed Contractor

Richard Eugene Bowyer, 88, of Fairlea, WV passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Peyton Hospice House.

Born May 27, 1931 in Wolf Creek, WV, he was the son of the late Ernest Eugene and Julia Caroline Ratliff Bowyer.

Mr. Bowyer was of the Baptist faith.

He was a U. S. Army Korean War veteran.

Richard was a self-employed contractor and was a farmer. He received the Distinguished West Virginian Award from Governor Arch Moore after his work on completing Interstate 64.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty five years, Gracie Mae White Bowyer; son, Ernest Edward Bowyer; brothers, Hoover, Denny, Bill and James Bowyer; and sisters, Helen Wilson, Ruth Tuzzelonia, Nancy Fabino, Mabel Tolley, Adell Qualls, Mary Brooks and Margaret Roach.

Survivors include son, Richard Eugene "Dickie" Bowyer Jr. (Mary) of Riverside, WV; daughters, Sharon Marie Biter (James) of Grand Prairie, TX and Juanita "Fred" Bowyer of Fairlea, WV; brother, George Bowyer (Lilla) of Austin, TX and sister, Eva Jean Reed (Jimmy) of Peterstown, WV; grandchildren, Richard Eugene Bowyer III (Jamie), Lorena Elizabeth Bowyer and Adam Alexander Bowyer; great grandchildren, Richard Eugene Bowyer IV and Liam Harper Bowyer and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Morgan Funeral Home, Chapel, 252 Montvue Drive, Lewisburg, WV with Pastor Hat Defibaugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg, WV. Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV.