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Shelton Lee “Butch” Bowen, 76

Shelton Lee “Butch” Bowen, 76, of Jacksonville passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

At the age of eight, Shelton had a near death experience leading him to pen a book about his experience, which he titled “My Personal Angel Experience”. He served his country in the US Navy from 1962 to 1966. He was a self employed electronics engineer who owned and operated his own business called Arkansas Time Recorder where he worked on employee time clocks, fire alarm systems and intercom systems in schools. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and loved to sing in the choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Bowen and Annie Matilda (McWhorter) Bowen, sisters, Katherine Shepherd and Ann Ryals.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Reda (Thacker) Bowen; his son, Thomas (Carol) Bowen; his daughter, Leigh (Donovan II) Tadlock; grandchildren, Jonathan, Rebekah, Ryan, Makayla and Donovan III; great grandson, Ayden; two sisters, Dorothy (JC) Kitchel, Dixie Ewton and a brother, Daniel (Loretta) Bowen.

He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Make memorials to Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 11923 Zion Hill Road, Cabot, Arkansas. Funeral will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Interment will follow at Rest Hills, 7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Zina Underwood Posted February 26, 2019 6:01 PM

    Reda, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know he has gotten his wings in Heaven and is very happy ! I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  • Martha Harbout Posted February 26, 2019 6:21 PM

    Reda, Tom, and Leigh, so sorry for your loss. Butch was an asset to our church and choir and will be missed. Love and prayers for all of you.

  • Bob and Jane Laney Posted February 26, 2019 7:18 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Butch was such a nice man. I know he’s singing in Gods Heavenly Choir. I could really tell that he loved the choir and we are all going to miss him. Every Sunday Butch would come over to my husband and shake his hand. Bob always thought he was a good man too. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Debbie Roberson Posted February 28, 2019 9:02 AM

    Reda, Tommy, and Leigh Ann, we–Greg, Brittany, Kimberly, and I are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers, I know Butch will be missed.

  • Donovan Otto Tadlock, II Posted March 3, 2019 6:59 PM

    With My Condolences

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