He was born on March 18, 1943, in Epsom, Daviess County, Ind., to Loren A. and Mary Elizabeth (Brookshire) Bowers.
He married Martha Jane (Hugunin) on Dec. 29, 1963. They had three sons.
Bill was a farmer/mechanic and trucker, and he retired in 2006. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and spot shoots. Bill was a member of the Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church, past president of Linton Jaycees, and Greene County 4-H Council.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Jane Bowers; three sons, James Wm. (Lorie) Bowers, Anthony L. (Amy) Bowers, both of Linton, and Nathan R. (Debbie) Bowers of Terre Haute; his favorite niece, Amy T. (Francis) Hopkins of Loogootee; nine grandchildren, Levi, AJ, Justin, D'Lee, Brandon, Jordyn, Ryan, Mason and Makenna; three great-grandchildren, Canaan, Sidney and Boone; one brother, Ronald L. (Genie) Bowers of Linton; two sisters, Marlene K. (Jerry) Lux of Linton and Jan G. (Mark) Townsend of Mackay, Australia.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dwight K. Bowers (1977) and one brother, Larry "Butch" Bowers (7/26/1983).
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Hux Cancer Center Relay for Life Team. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday.
Funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 3 with the Rev. Nikki Marker officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Chapel Cemetery near Lyons.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com .