Farming Rural 07

TJ Bowles

March 31, 1932 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 90)


Kevil, KY TJ Bowles Jr., age 90, passed away at Life Care Center in LaCenter on Thursday, May 19, 2022. He was born March 19, 1932 to his parents; the late TJ Sr. and Mary Jennings Bowles.

He grew up a Kentucky farm boy helping his parents and beloved sister, Joan on the farm raising tobacco, and soybeans; feeding chickens, weaning calves, and playing in the small creek on dead man's curve. TJ graduated from Ballard Memorial High School, he met the love of his life and soul mate there, Jan Nave. Shortly after they married, he was deployed to Korea by the Air Force, where he decoded Secret messages sent by the enemy forces. TJ farmed most of his life, but for a time he was employed as an electrician at Union Carbide. His greatest Joy and love in life was for his family. He was of the Baptist Faith. TJ loved the fellowship of friends and family, especially at Axe Lake.

TJ is survived by his son, Tom Bowles and his wife Vickie of Kevil, KY; a grandson, Nathan Bowles and his wife Terra from Kevil, KY; three great grandchildren, Riley Dunn, Landyn Bowles and Layne Bowles.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Jan Nave Bowles, his granddaughter, Ashley Bowles Dunn, his sister Joan Allen, and his parents.

A private graveside service was held on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Woodville Cemetery at Kevil with Neil Denton officiating. Interment followed the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Jan Nave Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Regions Bank in LaCenter, KY.

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Private Service

Woodville Cemetery

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