Gary H. Bowers, 74, Smithville, MO, passed away on August 11, 2021.
Gary was born on November 8, 1946 in Hamilton, MO. He grew up in Cameron, MO where he graduated high school. He was employed with the Missouri Highway Patrol for 31 years until his retirement in 1999. In the years after his retirement from the Missouri Highway Patrol, Gary was employed with Consolidated Freightways, the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, and the Herzog Rail Division in St. Joseph, MO.
He is survived by his wife, Ronda; daughter, Erika (Clint) Stiles of Smithville, MO; son, Mark (Roxanne) Bowers of Farmington, MO; son, Matt Bowers of Topeka, KS; daughter, Amy (Kevin) Heckenbach of Smithville, MO; Beth (Bryan) Bail of Kansas City, MO; Cristy (Brian) Steeby of St. Joseph, MO; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister, Darlene Meseberg of Cameron, MO; brother, Ronny Bowers of Smithville, MO; and brother, Jack Reece of Kingsville, MO.
Per Gary’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no funeral service.
In his memory, donations may be made to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64137.