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Verlon Ray Bowden

April 11, 1959 — May 9, 2022


Verlon Ray Bowden, 63, of Amarillo passed away on May 9, 2022.

A celebration of Verlon’s life will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 2pm at Power Church, 1344 SE 10th Ave in Amarillo. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Angel Funeral Home of Amarillo, 2209 S. Arthur.

Verlon was born on April 11, 1959 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Henry Ray and June (Bock) Bowden. After moving to Texas, Verlon attended Tascosa High School and then went on to receive his Associate’s Degree from Amarillo College Technical School in Welding. He proudly served his country in The United States Army. He was a business owner by trade and specialized in windows and siding.

Verlon - you were absolutely one of a kind in a world full of posers! We will miss you in so many ways. No matter where you went, you would never leave as a stranger. People loved you and always remembered you. Your big heart often drew you into playing with the children during family gatherings until health issues made that difficult. The children spoke about your funny gags and sayings for their whole childhoods. Your singing, your awesome cooking (especially fudge and popcorn balls) and your hilarious personality can never be replaced! You were a craftsman and a successful business man. People didn’t know all of your talents. You could build, fix anything, weld, work on cars, and you’d jump up to help others do it! Thank you for entertaining us for so many years! You sure showed us how much you loved us all. Thank you for all you brought to all of our lives.

Walk with Jesus - as we miss you like hell! Rest In Peace, until we all meet up again. As you reunite with those who went before us, please give our family a big hug too for us! Love you “Verlo!”

Verlon is preceded in death by his father Henry Ray, and his step father Max Motley. Please be in prayer for those left to cherish his memories which include his mother June (Bock) Bowden, daughters Ashley Thompson and husband Tim, Mindy Bock and husband Todd, son Josh Greene and wife Cassie, his mother June, sisters Kathleen Moore and friend Melvin Mitchell, and Michelle Dawn Smith and husband Brian, and brothers Gregory Bowden, Michael Motley and wife Gail, and Max D. Motley and wife Jill. Verlon also leaves behind his legacy of five grandchildren; Lance Thompson, Skylar and Sierra Bock, and Evan and Caden Greene as well as many other loving family and dear friends.

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Monday, May 16, 2022

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