Ronald M. Bowers, age 75, of Blountville, Tenn., passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 at his residence. He was born December 7, 1943 in Bluff City, Tenn., a son of the late Stanley and Lucille Lady Bowers. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and served in the Army Reserves. Ronald attended Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Rowlette Bowers; children, Ronnie Bowers, Julie Matney and husband Jody, Arlie E. “Buddy” Buchanan, and Jeannie Buchanan Ayers; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; siblings, Grady, Wayne, Mary, Beulah, and Nancy; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Rowlette officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church, 300 Henson Ln, Bristol, TN 37620.

Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.