Bennett James Bowens

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It’s with heavy hearts we are announcing the passing of our brother, Bennett James Bowens. He was born on July 2, 1966, to the union of Johnny Bell and Carolyn Bowns.

He attended McGuffey Jr. High School and graduated from West High in 1984. He went on to further his career by attending Bliss College, where he earned a degree in Business. He was hired at The Ohio State University Transportation Department for many years.

He is preceded in death by parents, Johnny Bell, and Carolyn Bowens; brother, Larry Anthony; wife, Joyce Bowens; and goddaughter, Mya Lane.

He is saved by siblings, Sabrina Bowens (Gregory Lassiter), Jacqueline Bowens, Cynthia Bowens Walker (Thomas Walker), Christine Bowens (Tyrone Taylor) and Sherrie Williams, and a host of nieces, great nieces, and nephews, one nephew and friends.

Bennett James Bowens, age 57. Sunrise July 2, 1966 and Sunset November 29, 2023.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Memorial Service 2:00 PM Monday, December 11, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).

Please keep the family in your prayers as they write Bennett’s obituary.

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Condolence Messages

  1. My Condolences to the Bowens Family, Bennett My Long Time Friend Will Surely Be Missed

    • I remember when bennett and i first met we were at wedgewood apts , i was climbing and doing flips off of the apt. Walls he was like you crazy .( your like a little spider bastard). And i laughed and we were cool ever since .because i knew this dude would tell it like it is . i was a little crazy doing some of the stuff that i was doing. But from there we became very good friends .i believe out of all of us in that hood bennett was the only one with a drivers licence and only one with a car ( the 225 deuce and a quarter ). We all use to ride around and be tore up kicking it . those were some good times , among a lot , lot , lots of others .but as friends we always kept it straight up with one another and that one of the best things i liked about my brother. Me im surly going to miss our talks and reminisce ing about the past .my brother and i had lots of good times growing up .and i am dearly going to miss him and all the clowning we use to do. May god bless him , and keep him . ( my brother bennett ). Amen and my love and prayers goes out to his family (sherri , crissy and all the rest). Rest in peace brother big ben ( until next time we meet). Your friend marvin.

  2. Christine Bowens

    To my Dear Brother I love you so much and i will miss you even more. This is the first time in my life i have ever been without you laughing, crying, getting in trouble we had so many wonderful moments together i will truly miss you and i love you forever until we meet again Bro you Fly High my beautiful friend, Brother, and now newest angel.

  3. Teresa & Erick Moore

    I’m going to miss you,it seemed like a dream!!But I know when you received this call.You answered and with a smile on your face.I’m going to miss you my friend.Especially when we always met up this time of the year.We Al will miss you so rest well my friend.

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