Curtis Alton “Al” Bowers, 73, of Benwood, WV, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Ohio Valley Medical Center.
He was born February 11, 1942, a son of the late Curt Anderson and Jessie (McCabe) Bowers. Al was an active member of Our Lady of Peace, a 4th Degree Knight and Altar server with the Knights of Columbus #12195 as well as Caroll Council #504. He worked in retail sales in various Ohio Valley locations until his retirement in 2001. Al was a sports fanatic, an avid fan of WVU, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Cleveland Indians. He truly enjoyed traveling with his family.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Gaylord Bowers and John Ward, and one sister, Edna Bowers.
Al is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Rita of Benwood; children, Erin Bowers of Wheeling, Jeffrey (Pam) Bowers of Shadyside, Ohio, and Lisa (Richard) Wendt of Cameron, WV; one brother, George Bowers of Roscoe, PA; five grandchildren, Justin, Jenna, Kiersten, Kolten, and Kyla; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Family and friends will be received Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 12-5 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, with a family prayer service at 4:30 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, January 18, at 11 am at Our Lady of Peace Church with Fr. Dennis Schuelkens officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus #12195 in C/O www.tmcfunding.com