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Richard Bowers

Richard C. Bowers, 70, of Mt. Holly Springs rode off unto the sunset on June 3, 2018.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene L. Bowers, children Tomaya T. Lebo, Richard E. Mallien, brother Donald B. Bowers and various in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Richard was a retired boiler plant engineer at the Carlisle Barracks War College.

He was a member of the Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, the American Legion, the VFW, the 1st Cavalry Division, the Edward Jay Rykoskey Post #1 Carlisle Vietnam Veterans, Inc., and a lifetime member of the Carlisle AMVETS Post 274.

He was a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1972,  serving 3 1/2 years.

He was a staff sergeant with the United States Army. He served with the Big Red One 1st Infantry,  the 1st Calvary Division in Vietnam. He also served as a drill instructor at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Richard was active in supporting veterans and volunteered his time rallying for the cause. He was an outdoorsman who loved to fish, and spend time hunting from his tree stand.  He was a jack of all trades and ready for action the moment there was a need for help.

His love for horses ran especially deep and he was often referred to as our local "cowboy," rarely seen without his signature wide brimmed cowboy hat.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

Edward Jay Rykoskey Post #1 Carlisle Vietnam Veterans, Inc. c/o Bobby Hinkle

29 Shepherd Rd.,

Newville, Pa. 17241

Operation Veteran's Hope

7 N. Baltimore Ave.

Mt. Holly Springs, Pa. 17065

Compassionate Care Hospice

1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100

Camp Hill, Pa. 17011

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Darlene. im very sorry you lost dick. i didnt know him but i remember you veryy well.i will keep you and yours in my prayers. dick is resting in peace know. old friend. always glenn

glenn warehime Jun 26 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Bowers

glenn warehime Jun 26 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Bowers

Peggy & Ed Steigleman Jun 13 2018 12:00 AM

Darlene, Ed and myself are so, so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. You and Tommy are in our prayers

Peggy & Ed Steigleman Jun 13 2018 12:00 AM

Darlene & TomayaYou have our Deepest Sympathy, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Enjoyed talking with him about hunting and fishing. His personality was always sincere he will be greatly missed.

Bill & Deb Hurley Jun 8 2018 12:00 AM

God bless you, Darlene.  We are deeply saddened to hear of Dickiebird's departure.  We had a lot of great rides and fun dance times with him and we miss him deeply.Love always, Craig and Wendy

Craig and Wendy Metzger Jun 7 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, peace and comfort to you and your family.

Judy Hair Jun 7 2018 12:00 AM

Darlene, we are here for you, day or night. We will all miss Dickiebird and his famous "thumbs up" every time we saw him. We love you

Rodney, Stacey, Dylan and Nathan Rupp Jun 6 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Bowers

Melissa Weigle and Family Jun 6 2018 12:00 AM

Darlene, so sorry for your loss .

Linda Fisher Nelson Jun 6 2018 12:00 AM

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