Stephen F. “Steve” Bowles, age 78, of Madisonville, KY and formerly of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at his Deaconess-Gateway in Evansville, IN. Mr. Bowles was born in Madisonville, KY January 5, 1944, to the late Marvin Bowles and Evelyn Ridley Bowles. He retired after working many years at Mid-South Plastics and Buckhorn Industries. Mr. Bowles was of the Christian faith and was a 1962 graduate of Dawson Springs High School.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years ~ Karen Workman Bowles of Dawson Springs, KY; a daughter ~ Diana (Wayne) Hall of Dawson Springs, KY; a son ~ David (Pam) Bowles of Burkburnett, TX; a sister ~ Susan Bowles (Roger) Hoover of Eddyville, KY; and an adopted daughter-in-law ~ Sherron Hall Rickard; two grandchildren ~ Joshua “Deven” (Annie) Bowles and Sarah Caitlin Hall; one great-grandson ~ Paul “August” Bowles and a fur baby ~ Sophie AKA “Freda Tornado Survivor.”
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation for Stephen F. “Steve” Bowles will be Friday, September 2, 2022, from 12:00 PM until the funeral hour at 2:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY. Elder Jeff Winfrey will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Dawson Springs, KY.
Active Pallbearers will be Kent Workman, Louis Compton, Doug Littlejohn, Ross Workman, David “Bub” Ridley and John Honnold. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gary Barnett, Mike Nichols, Bill Lanham, Ron Tolbert, and Governor Steve Beshear.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to the Hopkins County Humane Society in memory of Steve and in honor of Sophie AKA “Freda Tornado Survivor” who was found by the Humane Society and was fed and sheltered until being reunited with her family 3 months after the December 10, 2021 tornado.
Hopkins County Humane Society
2210 Laffoon Trail
Madisonville, KY 42431