James Barrett Bowden
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James Barrett Bowden
  • July 29, 1952 - September 15, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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Beloved father, son, and brother Barry Bowden passed away on Friday, September 15th, 2017. Barry is survived by his daughter, Caitlin Tuma, mother, Betty Bowden, sister, Beverly Bowden-Hendrix, and brothers, Brian Bowden, Brad Bowden and Blake Bowden. He is also survived by his best friend, Caitlin’s mother, Christine Tuma as well as many close friends whose lives he touched.

Barry was born July 29, 1952 in Fort Worth, TX and was the oldest son of Dr. Ben W. Bowden and Betty Bowden. Barry grew up in Dallas and graduated from Bryan Adams High School in 1970. Barry spent much of his career in the Houston area where he counseled teens from several high schools and taught courses on counseling at the University of Houston.

Barry had personal experience with substance abuse and used his many years of recovery, along with his unique communication skills to help hundreds of teens and adults gain sobriety and reclaim their lives.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, loved ones, the Fellowship and his Wednesday evening group.