Anthony L. Bowen, a beloved member of the community and a skilled mechanic, passed away on January 12, 2024, in Dallas, Texas. Born on January 7, 1952, in Atoka, Oklahoma, Anthony lived a life filled with passion, humor, and love.
From an early age Anthony displayed a natural talent for mechanics. He pursued his passion by attending Woodrow Wilson High School and honing his skills through hands-on experience. As a mechanic, Anthony brought machines to life and ensured that they operated smoothly. His dedication to his craft was unmatched, and he took immense pride in his work.
Beyond his career as a mechanic, Anthony was known for his vibrant personality and joyful presence. He had an incredible sense of humor that could light up any room. Many will remember him for his remarkable ability to recite lines from movies such as "Dolemite" and imitating the charismatic character Willie Green. Anthony's infectious laughter brought joy to those around him.
One of Anthony's greatest joys in life was spending time with his loved ones. He treasured the moments shared with his children and grandchildren above all else. His family was the center of his universe, and their happiness meant everything to him. He was a devoted father to his daughters Nicole Bowen and Lakasha Jones, as well as to his son Raymond Jones. Additionally, he leaves behind nine adoring grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who will always carry the love he showered upon them.
Anthony found solace in various hobbies and interests outside of work. Drawing allowed him to express himself creatively while working on cars gave him a sense of accomplishment. He possessed an extraordinary ability to breathe new life into old vehicles through his mechanical expertise. The satisfaction he gained from these activities was immeasurable.
Not only did Anthony love bringing things back to life but he also had a passion for cooking. Friends and family looked forward to his delicious meals, as his culinary skills were nothing short of extraordinary. From savory to sweet, Anthony could create mouthwatering dishes that brought people together.
Anthony is preceded in death by his mother Lola Mae Fields, father Clyde Bowen, step-father Rucell Fields, and siblings Karen Bowen, Clyde Bowen Jr., and Deatris Bowen.
In addition to his immediate family, Anthony is survived by his daughters Nicole Bowen and Lakasha Jones, his son Raymond Jones, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind four sisters: Lynn Bowen, Rita Bowen, Treasa Fields, and Peggy Tutson; as well as three brothers: Artis Bowen, Kevin Bowen, and Otis Fields. Their lives have been forever enriched by Anthony's love and presence.
To honor Anthony's memory and celebrate the remarkable life he lived, there will be two services held at the Golden Gate Funeral Home and A Crematory in Dallas. The first service will be a viewing on January 26, 2024. It will start at 4:00 PM and conclude at 9:00 PM. The second service is the Celebration of Life on January 27, 2024. This special event will begin at 1:00 PM .
Anthony L. Bowen will forever be remembered for his incredible sense of humor, warm heart, and unwavering love for his family. His legacy as a skilled mechanic and cherished friend will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known him. May he rest in eternal peace.