Gerald D. Bowers, 70, of Franklin, IN, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at his residence. He was born, August 24, 1946 in Indianapolis, IN to Lester Franklin Bowers and Margaret Christine (Keen) Bowers.
He was a graduate of Emmerich Manual High School in Indianapolis, IN. He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing, telling stories and spending time with his grandchildren. He had been a life insurance agent for Western Southern Life Insurance Company, also a professional softball umpire, and a courier for NOW Courier Service.
Survivors include his daughters, Traci Jo Dearth (Michael) of Franklin, IN, and Tonya L. Bowers (Steve Browning) of Franklin, IN; eleven grandchildren Katelyn, Mackenzie, Madyson, and Ashland Dearth, Joshua Weaver, Paige, Austin, Dallas, and Jerica Lawson, Chad and Anthony Sanders; five great-grandchildren Maverick, Camden, Kynlee and Easten Sanders and Madilynn Zook; two sisters Nancy Ball of Centralia, IL and Diane Meade of Greenwood, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Tammy Hall Sanders on May 8, 1996; a grandson Christopher Ryan Chance on April 5, 2012; and an infant brother.
Pastor Guy Langston will conduct a service Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2PM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN. Friends may call Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 12 Noon till service time at the mortuary. Burial will be in Second Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Franklin, IN, with full military honors. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.
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