Harold Franklin "Joe" Bowers Friday, December 5, 1941 - Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cumberland, MD-

Harold Franklin “Joe” Bowers, 75, of Cumberland, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born December 5, 1941 in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Joseph F. Bowers and Esta S. (Riggleman) Bowers.

He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Conda Smith, Jr., and two sisters-in-law, Georgia “Peach” Buchholtz and Judy Wilt.

Joe was a graduate of Ridgeley High School, Class of 1960.

He had served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960-1966.

Mr. Bowers was a member of Carpenters Local #1024. Joe had his own company, Level Construction. He had worked for S & N Realty as a caretaker for #1 Frederick Street.

Joe was raised in Calvary United Methodist Church and belonged to William Shuck, Jr. Memorial Post #136, American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy (Speis) Bowers; two daughters, Terri L. Smith Crawford and husband Michael and Shawn Davis and husband David; grandchildren, Ashley, Caleb, Jerid, Danielle, and Jaden; great-grandchildren, Brylen, Ryan, and Harper; a sister-in-law, Kathi Rinehart and husband John; brothers-in-law, George Speis, Jr. and wife Karen, James Speis and wife Sherry, Wayne Wilt, and William “Bill” Buchholtz and wife Marti; and, several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene Street, Cumberland, on Friday from 3-7 PM.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 AM in the funeral home with Bishop George E. Speis, Jr., officiating.

Interment will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by Fort Cumberland Post #13 Veterans Honor Guard.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Davis, Michael Crawford, Caleb Smith, Jerid David, Atticus Speis, Griffith Speis, and Terry Whorton, Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Place, 300 E. Oldtown Road, Cumberland, MD 21502.


So sorry to hear of this loss.  Joe was such a nice man, I enjoyed getting to know him through his time working at ACDSS.  Prayers.