Obituary for Tommy Lee Bowers
Loving Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather
Tommy Lee Bowers of Lowell, was called home on March 19, 2018, after a lengthy illness, aged, 72 years.
Born May 11, 1945, in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of the late Glenn Bowers and Helen (Black) Coleman. He received his early education in the Pittsburgh School System, and was a graduate of Westinghouse High School with the Class of 1963. In 1964, he moved to Massachusetts, earning a degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Tommy began his career at the Billerica House of Correction in May of 1976. He quickly advanced to shift supervisor, and later, achieved the rank of Lieutenant. He retired in 2002 after 28 years of distinguished service with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Correction.
Tommy was initiated into Elkdom in 1971 at the Michael Neal Woods Lodge of the I.B.P.O.E.W., where he was the First Exalted Ruler. He later joined the Merrimack Valley Lodge #1586 in Lawrence, where he served in many offices, and, at the time of his passing, was the Lodge’s Financial Secretary. He was Chief Antler of the Henry E. Kelly, Past Exalted Rulers, Council #2, of Boston. Tommy was also elected First Vice President of the New England States and Eastern Canada Association, commissioned as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, and served as the State President and Past Grand Exalted Ruler.
Tommy will always be remembered for his dedicated service to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, loyalty to his friends and colleagues, and love and devotion to his family and community.
He is survived by three sons, Thomas Lee Williams and his wife Elizabeth, and Kevin Lee Bowers, all of Lowell, and Michael Glenn Hagler of Hammond, IN; two daughters, Lorraine Bowers of Brandon, FL, and Sha’Leya Coleman and her husband Brandon of Lowell; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Daryl Coleman of Lowell, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lorraine Coleman.
BOWERS – In Lowell, March 19, 2018. Tommy Lee Bowers of Lowell, aged 72 years. Friends will be received at the MORSE-BAYLISS FUNERAL HOME, 122 Princeton Boulevard, the Highlands neighborhood of Lowell, on Monday from 4 to 8 PM. His Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at the Community Christian Fellowship Church, 105 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell, at 11 AM. Kindly meet at Church. Interment is private. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Corrections Department
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