Joseph Linwood Bowden



Joseph Linwood Bowden, 86, of Burgaw passed gently from his earthly life on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born December 25, 1931 in Pender County, the son of the late John Dixon Bowden and Helen Eakins Bowden. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Nell Fields and brother, Marvin Bowden.

Linwood is survived by his daughter, Sheila Flynn and her husband, George; sons, John “JD” Bowden, Mark Bowden, Joe Bowden, and Tony Bowden; granddaughters, Sonia Thornton and Andrea Etheridge; four great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

He was retired from NC Department of Transportation after working loyally over 40 years.

First and foremost Linwood loved and cared for his family. All of his life until recently, Linwood had a garden year around growing all of the family’s vegetables, and my they ate healthy. He was a hard and diligent worker and probably has split enough wood over the years to fill a castle. He enjoyed hunting, but fishing was his passion. Linwood was loved and will be greatly missed.

There will be no services at this time. At a later date he will be laid to rest in a family cemetery.

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A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.