Jim was a retired Electrician at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) and was a career United States Navy Veteran.
He was born in Pelham, TN to his parents, the late Martin E. Bowen and Daisy May Smith Bowen.
He is survived by his loving wife, Chris L. Patterson Bowen of Manchester, TN; sons, James E. Bowen and wife Vicki of Leesburg, Florida, Sammy C. Bowen and wife Robin of Chattanooga, TN and Larry K. Bowen and Kim of Manchester, TN; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; many adopted children; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be on Tuesday evening, April 30, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 P.M. at Central Funeral Home.
The Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Bedes Episcopal Church in Manchester.
Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.
CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.