2017-11-09 / Obituaries

Raymond J. Bowns

Raymond J. Bowns, 69, died Nov. 2, 2017, at his Prudenville home, with his family by his side.

He was born Aug. 2, 1948, in Gray­ling. He married Dorothea E. Boyce Dec. 26, 1969, in Muskegon. Mr. Bowns retired from General Motors after 35 years. After retiring, he worked for Bay Shippers for 10 years before moving to Prudenville in 2011. He enjoyed reading, playing on the computer and singing to music.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothea; son, Jimmy; daughter, Tracy; and granddaughter, Payton.

He is survived by his daughters, Amanda (Forrest) Kanouse of Reed City and Nikki Bowns of Prudenville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel, handled the ar­rangements.

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