Darrell “Charlie” Bowers, 71, of Melcher-Dallas, passed away at his home on Sunday, December 11, 2022.
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas with burial and Veteran Honors following the service at the Bauer Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Dallcher American Legion Post 632.
Family will receive friends on Friday evening, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas.
Memorials may be made in care of Darrell’s family.
Darrell was born in Topeka, KS to Joseph and Pat Bowers. He is survived by his children: Julie Sanchez (John), Laurie Reed (Christopher), Michael Shad Bowers, and David Kirk Bowers (Aubrey); brothers, Joe and Jim; sisters: Anita, Phyllis, Nancy, Barb, and Jake; 16 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
He moved to Melcher, Iowa in the 7th grade where he played baseball, football, basketball and ran track. He later became a golden gloves boxer. He would find a second family during his teen years with Betty and Monte Fee who came to see him as a son. He would come to call Jerry and Doug Fee brothers. This is also where he met Anne and they started their family.
He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. While stationed in Hawaii, he fell in love with the islands and later passed down that love to his children. He moved to Cedar Rapids working for MCI and found his way to Saint Louis. After years of working hard, he bought a resort in Piedmont, MO where he enjoyed many years. He loved crystals and spent a lot of time in Missouri rock hunting and very much enjoyed the families that visited, especially the children.
He moved back to Iowa to be closer to family and found his way back to Melcher where he enjoyed sitting under his walnut tree taking in nature, reading his Bible and drawing inspiring things around him.
Darrell was a God loving man, a true person of faith. He soaked up every minute of time he had with his grandchildren. He was fun-loving and had an unforgettable boisterous laugh that could light up any room. He was a Cardinals fan and enjoyed watching baseball and often spoke about how much he missed watching his son play. He passed at home surrounded by family and friends who cared about him deeply.
The service will be livestreamed through the following link: https://my.gather.app/remember/darrell-charlie-bowers