Richard Eugene Bowyer, 88, of Fairlea, WV, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019, at the Peyton Hospice House.
Born on May 27, 1931, in Wolf Creek, WV, he was the son of Ernest Eugene and Julia Caroline Ratliff Bowyer.
Mr. Bowyer was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army Korean war veteran. Richard was a self-employed contractor and a farmer. He received the Distinguished West Virginian Award from Governor Arch Moore after his work on completing Interstate 64.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Gracie Mae White Bowyer; son, Ernest Edward Bowyer; brothers, Hoover, Denny, Bill, and James Bowyer; and sisters, Helen Wilson, Ruth Tuzzelonia, Nancy Fabino, Mabel Tolley, Adell Qualls, Mary Brooks, and Margaret Roach.
Survivors include son, Richard Eugene “Dickie” Bowyer Jr. (Mary) of Riverside, WV; daughters, Sharon Marie Biter (James) of Grand Prairie, TX, and Juanita “Fred” Bowyer of Fairlea; brother, George Bowyer (Lilla) of Austin, TX; sister, Eva Jean Reed (Jimmy) of Peterstown, WV; grandchildren, Richard Eugene Bowyer III (Jamie), Lorena Elizabeth Bowyer, and Adam Alexander Bowyer; great-grandchildren, Richard Eugene Bowyer IV and Liam Harper Bowyer; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel, 252 Montvue Drive, Lewisburg, WV 24901, with Pastor Hat Defibaugh officiating.
Burial will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the funeral home.
Online guestbook can be signed at www.morganfh.net.
Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the December 9, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.