James H. Bowers Sr.

ROGERS — James H. Bowers Sr., 82, of state Route 7, and a lifelong resident of Rogers, died at his home surrounded by family following a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan. 6, 1935 in Rogers, a son of the late Charles and Ruth Granger Bowers.

He worked as a machinist at Arrowhead in Columbiana as well as Sekely Industries in Salem prior to his retirement. After retirement, he enjoyed farming and was owner/operator of Bowers Vegetable Stand in Rogers.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cathy James Bowers; two sons, James Jr. (Heather) Bowers of New Manchester, WV., and Matthew Bowers of Rogers; three daughters, Susan (Ken) Rausch, Karen (Lyle) Miyamrua and Kathy (Barry) Willis, all of Washington; one step daughter, Chaundra (Steve) Hamilton of Maryland; as well as 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by a daughter; Donna Schroeder.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.