Riley Pink Bowers

Oct 25, 2013

WAYNESVILLE — Riley Pink Bowers, 80, of Waynesville, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Autumn Care. He was born in Jackson County, but lived most of his life in Haywood County. He was retired from the Schuloferr junk yard. Riley was the son of the late Nelson and Nancy Jenkins Bowers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Lee Mathis, and one brother, Jesse Bowers.

Riley is survived by his sister, Bobbie Bowers, of Lenoir; one stepson, James Doug Finger of Waynesville; and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 in the Melton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Davenport officiating. Burial will follow at the Laurel Branch Cemetery in Bryson City. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the service at Melton Funeral Home.

Melton Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.