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William Yancy Bowen


William Yancy Bowen went to his heavenly home Sunday, October 18, 2020.

He was born March 17, 1944 to Andrew Frank and Marjorie Lyde Bowen of Fernandina Beach.

He met the love of his life Elaine Cottle, in Fernandina Beach, Florida in 1963 and on June 21st 1964 they were married. Elaine and Billy relocated to Yulee where he could sit on his dock, drink an ice cold Coor's Light and fish all day long. He loved to spend Saturdays watching the Gator's play football, but he especially loved to be home with his family shooting pool and sharing a laugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Frank and James.

He is survived by his beautiful wife Elaine; his two sons Brent and Brett; his daughters-in-love, Tricia and Fatima; grandson, Justin and wife Maegan; granddaughter, Natalie; great-grandchildren, Brantley and Alta and his brother Robert Andrew.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Hedges Baptist Church, 85085 Sutton Place, Yulee, Fl.

His family will receive friends from 11:00 am until the hour of service at the church.

He will be laid to rest at Wilds Landing Cemetery, 67735 Owens Farm Road, Yulee, FL.


FRANCES BURGESS October 19, 2020
Elaine: So sorry to see Billy has passed. Know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. He fought a good fight�may he rest in peace.

GAIL KING JONES October 19, 2020
Elaine: I am so sorry to hear about Billy. Ronnie told me about his health. We were called The Kraft Village kids. My heart and prayers goes out to you and your family ?????

KAY SPARKMAN October 19, 2020
Elaine, I am sorry to hear about Billy. He was always very kind to us.

JANE GURLEY October 19, 2020
Elaine, I am so very sorry to hear this. I will always remember him as a very nice and always smiling man. You both are such wonderful people. My thoughts and prayers are with you with these difficult days ahead for you..

CARMEN COURSOM October 20, 2020
Elaine, I�m so very sorry to hear about Billy. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

SHERRY SUTTON October 20, 2020
Elaine, I�m so sorry to hear of Billy�s passing know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

GENIE DUGGAN October 20, 2020
Elaine � my deepest sympathy to you and the entire family. He was a good man. Praying for your healing dear friend.

JUDY BROWN COX October 20, 2020
Dear Elaine and family,
I am so sorry to read of the passing of Billy. Bill passed away in June, so i understand the loss. Bill was so excited to have seen ya�ll in Cedar River, that was his last time back home in Fernandina. You will be in my thoughts and prayers .

KEVIN ALLEN October 21, 2020
Brett, so sorry to hear about your father. Wishing you and your family comfort in this difficult time.

Elaine, so sorry to hear about Billy�s passing. I know how much you will miss him. May you take comfort in God�s promise to never leave or forsake you.

PAM STALVEY October 22, 2020
My sweet Elaine, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I know that Billy was in fact the love of your life and what a blessing to have a special someone like you both did in each other. Plese know that you and your precious family are in our thoughts and prayers as you face this sad time. Praying for peace, strength and comfort, hold your memories close. I love you��

RONALD WALKER October 22, 2020
To a great friend and hard worker. I worked with Billy for many a year at Winn Dixe in Fernandina. HE WAS ALWAYS JOLLY AND CARRYING. So proud to have been a friend. He will always be in my heart as a great great person and friend. God bless his family. See you later BROTHER..

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