Ronnie A. Bowden, 40 was born October 4, 1966 in Muskogee, OK, and passed away Thursday, March 8, 2007. He is survived by his daughters, Bethany Kay and Jennifer Kara of Hendersonville, TN; his parents, Joe A. and Mary Bowden; his sister, Helen Soto; nephews, Lance Bowden and Santos Soto III and niece, Celcelia Soto, all of Fort Gibson, OK; his grandmother, Ethel Walters of Tulsa, OK; several aunts, uncles and friends who all love him dearly.
Ronnie worked along side his dad at their family business, Bowden Termite and Pest Control for most of his life. He played minor league, high school and American Legion baseball. Ronnie raced I.M.C.A. modified at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, OK and other surrounding race tracks. In 1986, he was chosen, “Rookie of the Year” at Thunderbird Speedway and went on to earn the “National Rookie of the Year” title. Ronnie enjoyed riding horses, hanging out with his friends and singing karaoke. His prized possessions are his daughters who will miss him greatly. Ronnie won the greatest race of all - the race for eternal life!
Family and friends will gather to celebrate Ronnie’s life at 10:00 a.m., today, Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Grace Ministries, 800 West Peak Blvd., Muskogee, OK with Brother Don Reed and Reverend Tony Hodgson officiating. Interment will follow in Citizens Cemetery with Benny Davis, Ted Martin, Mike Higley, Mark Carman, Tony Delmedico and Donnie Epperson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Wooten, Jimmy French, Charlie Blackwell, David Bowden and Brandon Martin.
The family has entrusted Bradley Family Funeral Service of Fort Gibson with the arrangements.
Friends may send condolences to the family on the web page, www.bradleyfuneralservice.com