Mr. Ronnie Bowen of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the age of 71.  He was born August 4, 1947 in Newport, the son of Herbert Hoover Bowen and Velda Ray (Pinkston) Bowen.

            Mr. Bowen was a graduate of Tuckerman High School.  He worked for Ever Corporation five years, and Norandal 29 years.  During his working years, he had also worked for ASUN as a truck driving instructor.  Mr. Bowen enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising live stock.  He also spent time watching television, especially sports.

            Mr. Bowen was preceded in death by his parents.

            He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, JoAnn (Simpson) Bowen of Newport; three sons, Mark Bowen and wife, Jerri Beth of Newport, Mike Bowen and wife, Lyndsey, of Tuckerman, and Mitch Bowen and wife, Brynn, of Tuckerman; seven grandchildren, Brett Bowen of Newport; Will Bowen and wife, Taylor, of Jonesboro, Hunter Bowen and wife Layne of Newport, Sam Bowen of Jonesboro, Noah Riley of Tuckerman, Ben Bowen of Tuckerman, and Macy Bowen on Tuckerman; one brother, Larry Bowen and wife, Franka, of Tuckerman; and one sister, Jana Bowen of Jonesboro.

            Friends may visit at the funeral home, Tuesday, 1:00-1:30 p.m.  Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Gracelawn Cemetery, with Bro. Jason Sullivan and Mr. Robbie Fletcher officiating.

            His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

            Arrangement’s by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.