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Robert Russell Bowie

November 6, 1980 — November 2, 2023

 

Robert Russell Bowie was born into this world on Nov. 6, 1980 in San Antonio, Texas. He passed from this world on Nov. 2, 2023. He was referred to by all who knew him as Russell.

Russell was the second son and youngest of three children of Gail Edwards Bowie and William Howard Bowie of San Antonio and Pipe Creek, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Cassandra; a son, Luke, and two siblings, Marie and Royce, and his father.

He attended school in Friendswood, Texas, where he was on the Academic Decathlon team which won the State Championship in the late nineties. In addition, he played Football at Friendswood High School. While in the Boy Scout environment, he achieved the Arrow of Light which was the highest award available to cub scouts.

Somewhere, somehow in his very busy life, he earned an associate degree from San Jacinto College in the Houston, Texas, rea. Russell was a renaissance man. He was an artist, a mechanic, an oil field worker, a world traveler to Europe and South America and a self-taught scientist who designed and built mass spectrometers for the oil drilling industry.

He had a heart of gold, which showed in his help and assistance for all friends and family members. On his trips to and from the oil fields, he would stop by Pipe Creek and help his father and aunt with anything they asked, for as long as he could — but after all, he did have his paying work, so that help time was limited by the necessity to provide for his family.

He was a big strong man who had the right stuff for this world, and we miss him terribly, but we take consolation and pride in the fact that our loss is heavens gain.

Services will take place at Grimes Bandera Funeral Chapel in Bandera, Texas at 11:00 AM December 08, 2023 with interment to follow at Pipe Creek Cemetery. A memorial service will also take place following the interment at Pipe Creek Little Rock Church in Pipe Creek, Texas.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Bandera Funeral Chapel.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Friday, December 8, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Grimes Bandera Funeral Chapel

1214 Mulberry St, Bandera, TX 78003

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Burial

Friday, December 8, 2023

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Pipe Creek Cemetery, Pipe Creek, Texas

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 8, 2023

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

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