Thomas Newton Bowles
Thomas Newton Bowles
  • February 15, 1932 - August 20, 2017
  • Delray Beach, Mississippi

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Thomas Newton Bowles, age 85, passed away at the Trustbridge Hospice of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach, FL. He was born February 15, 1932 to Frank Bowles and Viola Wilbur Bowles. He was a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Pontotoc. He was an Army/Navy Veteran, where he served in the Cuban Missile Crisis. He taught architecture and drafting at the Pontotoc Ridge Vo-Tech for many years and drove a school bus for the Pontotoc City Schools. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, sports and his pets.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Friday, August 25, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donnie Williams officiating; burial will follow in Sand Springs with Military Honors. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his two daughters, Renee Dobbs (Rick) of Robinsonville, AR and Rushelle Hudson (Jeff) of Oxford, MS; one sister, Jo Ann Williams of Germantown, TN; one brother, James "Buddy" Bowles of Germantown, TN; and three grandsons, Ryan Daniels, Adam Ragon and Austin Ragon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Byrnece Russell Bowles, three sisters, Doris Watson, Frances Andrews and Paulette Bowles, and an infant brother.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Watson, Robby Watson, Scotty Watson, Adam Ragon, Austin Ragon, and Harold Williams. Honorary Pallbearer will be Randy Young.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM Thursday and from 1 to 2 PM Friday at the funeral home.

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