A private family service for Jackie Ray Bowen, 63, of Porterville will be held by the family. He died on July 19 at Sierra View District Hospital.

He was born on August 12, 1940 in Arizona. He worked as a forklift driver for Lindsay Olive for 10 years. He enjoyed woodworking and other crafts with his hands. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Bowen in 1995; and a sister, Anita Spears in February of 2004.

He is survived by a son, Toby Bowen of Porterville; three daughters, Linda Eastep of Porterville, Tammy Maynard of Porterville, and Anita Hill of Porterville; two brothers, Lyod Bowen of Porterville and Lonnie Bowen of Oregon; one sister, Wanda White of Oregon; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of Webb-Sanders Funeral Home of Lindsay.

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