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J.B. "Sonny" Bowles, Jr.

January 5, 1940 — February 6, 2023


J.B. (Sonny) Bowles, Jr., 83, passed from this life on Monday, February 6, 2023. J.B. was born January 5, 1940, in Fort Worth, Texas to parents, J.B. Bowles, Sr. and Opal Lucille (Driggers) Bowles. As a small child JB was given the nickname Son by his mother because he was the only boy of three beautiful sisters, that name stuck with him as grew and everyone knew him as Sonny. Sonny grew up in Benbrook, Texas where he attended school and worked at his family’s Mobile gas station. In 1957 Sonny joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country until 1963, receiving a Good Conduct metal. Following his military career, he worked in the aircraft manufacturing industry as a Flight Mechanic traveling all over the World. Sonny retired from Lockheed Martin in 2005. In his retired years, you could find him driving around town with his dog Pokie. Anyone who knew Sonny knew he was always working; in his off time, he was farming, ranching, or fixing or helping someone fix something. Sonny was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed riding horses and roping, hanging out with his buddies, dancing and listening to music with Alice, and spending time with his kids working and teaching them. Sonny made sure he taught his children to work hard and be kind towards others. Lend a hand whenever the opportunity arose. Sonny and Alice celebrated their love of 51 years together on October 8, 2022. His love for life and caring disposition will be missed by all who were blessed to know him.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. Bowles, Sr., Opal Bowles, his sister Mary Jean Bowles, his brother-in-law D.K. Mason, and his son Lance Delton King Bowles.

Sonny leaves behind a living legacy of survivors who will sorely miss him and deeply remember him: his beloved wife, Alice Bowles of Aledo, three children, Jo Beth Ferland of Weatherford, J.B. Bowles III and wife Lisa of Aledo, and Cherie Young Morton and husband Johnny Morton of Aledo, and many others who he had a hand in raising and loved deeply; four grandchildren, Ashley Harrison and husband Ryan, Mackenzie Ferland, James Marie Young, and Sonny Grace Young; great-grandson, Hudson Harrison; and two siblings, twin sister JoAnn Eason and husband Gene of Benbrook and Gloria Mason of Clarksville, Tennessee. Many loved nieces, nephews, family members, and countless friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the Parker County Cowboy Church, 5050 FM 5 Aledo, Texas 76008 officiated by Rev. Louis Sneed.

A private family Graveside Interment will take place Monday, February 20, 2023, at Aledo Brown Cemetery, in Aledo, Texas.

In lieu of flowers please consider making donations to Sonny James Equine Ministries (501c3) in his memory. Donations can be mailed PO Box 133 Aledo, Texas 76008, , or dropped at PCCC at time of service.

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