BOWEN, Edward Nelson, Sr., 90, of Henrico, Va., passed away December 30, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Virginia Gray Holloway. He is survived by his children, Edward Nelson (Melanie) Bowen Jr. of Farmingdale, N.J. and Susan (Larry) Whanger of Richmond; sisters-in-law, Ida Bowen of South Hill, Anne Taylor of Richmond and Katherine Benesek of Prince George; five grandchildren, Lindsey (Vinny) Hennessey, Jonathan Bowen and Kathryn (Tyler) Groh, and Josh and Jennifer Whanger; four great-grandsons, Connor Groh and Jacob, Bobby and Lukas Hennessey; also several nieces and nephews. He was a retired Pentagon computer systems analyst. He was a Mason and a Ruritan member. He was a Navy veteran serving during WWII and the Korean War. He spent his last years at Dogwood Terrace Independent Living and Commonwealth Senior Living. Both places brought him much joy and happiness through their caring staff and his caregivers.
A memorial service with Military Honors will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 6, at Farrar Funeral Home, 1260 N. Mecklenburg Ave., South Hill, Va. 23970. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.