Louis Oliver “Lou” Bowden of Seaford passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 29 at home supported in person and spirit including his beloved dog Prince.

 Lou was born on Sept. 27, 1935 in Bridgeville to the late Arcy Bowden and Anna Bowden. He was the oldest of seven children.

He attended Bridgeville High School, class of 1957. One of his many jobs was working at the former Woolworth where he met his wife, and in his later years after 29 years of service retired from the DuPont plant as a supervisor.

But even in his retired years he stayed busy with Bowden’s Lawn and Garden and driving a school bus for Sussex Technical High School.

Lou was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge for many years.

Lou was a man that everyone knew. He will be dearly missed by many.

His wife, Roberta Ann “Bobbie” Bowden died on Oct. 9, 2018. He is survived by his son Raymond Bowden and daughter Christina Whaley (Kenny); a sister Anna Mae Calloway (David); Ruthe Matthews (Fred); and Connie Matthews. He had six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers John Bowden and Jimmy Bowden and his sister Bonnie Bowden.

Funeral Services were on Monday, June 7 at the Cranston Funeral Home in Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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