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Jesse Cornelius Bowes, Sr.

December 14, 1933 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Jesse Bowes, Sr. Obituary

JESSE CORNELIUS BOWES, SR., age 90, of 2587 Chub Lake Road, Roxboro, NC passed away peacefully Friday morning, February 9, 2024 at his home.

Mr. Bowes was born December 14, 1933 in Person County, NC, son of the late Golden Cornelius Bowes, Sr. & Jenny Bett Vicks Bowes and was husband of 67 years to Shirley Virginia Clayton Bowes who survives.  He was previous owner of Bowes & Bowes Store in Alton, VA, attended Oak Grove Church where he was a member of the Methodist Men and the choir, served on the Board of Trustees and the Fellowship committee, and was a veteran of the US Army and the US Air Force where he served during the Korean Conflict.

Jesse enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working, gardening, playing the guitar and singing, but was happiest when he was working.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Terri B. Palmer & husband, Ricky of Roxboro, NC, Jesse C. “Connie” Bowes, Jr. & wife, Maria of Belmont, NC, Jeff T. Bowes & wife, Melinda of Roxboro, NC, Lori B. Carroll & husband, Jon of Carolina Beach, NC, ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, brother, Golden Cornelius “J.B.” Bowes, Jr. of Alton, VA, brother-in-law, Wallace Clayton, and a host of nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bowes is preceded in death by six sisters, Lessie Bowes, Edith Bowes, Doris Smith, Margie Wilburn, Ellen Hall, Mary Alice Bowes, and two brothers, James Bowes, and Roy Bowes.

Celebration of Life services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2024 at Oak Grove Church with the Rev. Johnny Ray Tucker and the Rev. Daniel Pantoja officiating.  The family will receive friends and guests from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church and other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Oak Grove Church Fellowship Hall Fund, c/o Myrtle Williams, 433 Concord Church Road, Roxboro, NC 27574 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at

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February 11, 2024

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Oak Grove Church
854 Oak Grove-Mt. Zion Road
Roxboro, NC 27574

Celebration of Life
February 11, 2024

4:00 PM
Oak Grove Church
854 Oak Grove-Mt. Zion Road
Roxboro, NC 27574


Oak Grove Church of Roxboro Fellowship Hall Fund
433 Concord Church Road, Roxboro NC 27574

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148-0142
Tel: 1-800-822-6344


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