American Veteran 04

Murphy Glenn Bowen

July 25, 1950 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 70)


Murphy Glenn Bowen, 70, of Detroit, went to be with the Lord on February 4, 2021, at Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana.

He was born July 25, 1950, in Slaton, Texas to Vancil and Estalee Altman Bowen.  Murphy was a very caring and giving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He accepted Christ into his life as a young man at Calvary Baptist Church in Post Texas. He loved his family and his country and was a 1970 graduate of Detroit High School. Murphy was a Vietnam Veteran and served honorably in the United States Army.  He had a passion for gunsmithing, fishing, golfing, hunting, and barbequing.  Murphy loved when the house was filled with family and friends and there was always, “enough food to feed an Army.”  You could find Murphy outside standing around his truck having a cold one or inside watching the history channel that could be heard from down the hall. Murphy retired after 30 years with Earthgrains.  His parents; brother, Dale Bowen; brother-in-law, Roy Smith, nieces, Tracy and Amy Moore; great niece, Kelly Moore and a great nephew, Levi all preceded him in death.

Murphy is survived by his spouse Helen Kay Eilenberger Bowen, whom he married on July 6, 1973.  They have shared 47 years together building a family, full of laughter, tears, and memories; four children, daughter, Regina & husband, Joel Orr of Nunnelly, Tennessee, son, Cody Bowen of Detroit, Texas daughter, Kimberly Ervin of Galveston, Texas and daughter, Lindsey (LC) & husband, Kris Duren of Texarkana, Arkansas. He was a “Pepaw” to five grandchildren; Devin Ervin, Colton Orr, Dustin Ervin & spouse Jessica, Harlie Orr, and Grayson Duren. Murphy would have loved being a great grandfather to his first upcoming great grandchild; four sisters, Donna Smith of Blossom, Texas Carol and husband, Garry Moore of Gilmer, Texas Barbara and husband, John Mitchell of Lake Fork, Texas and Gale and husband, Danny Steele of Winnsboro, Texas along with many nephews, nieces, family and friends. 

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 10, 2021, in Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home with John Mitchell, brother-in-law, officiating.  Burial will follow with Military Honors in Blanton Creek Cemetery under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.

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February 10, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Clarksville Funeral Home
100 W. College Ave.
Clarksville, TX 75426

Funeral Service
February 10, 2021

2:00 PM
Lindeman Chapel of Clarksville Funeral Home
100 W. College Ave.
Clarksville, Texas 75426

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