John William “Johnny” Bowen, 51 of Frankfort, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in his home. He was born on December 1, 1965 in Fort Knox, KY to Evelyn Bennett of Naperville, IL and John (Ellen) Bowen of Kokomo. He married Lisa M. Bray on October 27, 2000 in Frankfort and she survives.
Johnny was a 1984 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School and a lifelong Clinton County resident. He worked for Frito Lay for over 28 years as a mechanic. His was a member of the Frankfort Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, bowling, demolition derbies, RC derbies, spoiling his grandkids, and spending time with his wife, kids, mother, friends and family. He was of the Baptist faith.
Memorial donations may be made in Johnny’s honor to Clinton County Boys & Girls Club.
Visitation and Services
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Goodwin Funeral Home. Friends may visit 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at the funeral home. The family requests in Johnny’s honor that casual attire be worn for his visiting and services. Interment will follow the service at Bunnell Cemetery.
Surviving along with his wife and parents are his sons, Brant (Wife: Jamie) Bowen of Frankfort, Josh Bowen (Companion: Tara Cannaday) of Frankfort, Brady Ottinger of Frankfort, Brody Bowen of Frankfort, Daughter: Jerri Ottinger (Companion: Jake McDole) of Frankfort, Sister: Erika (Jim) Baka of Naperville, IL, Mother-in-law: Awilda Ann Moss of Sheridan, Father and Mother-in-law: Jerry and Donna Bray of Lafayette, Brothers-in-law: J.R. (Amy) Bray of Rossville, John (Tammy) Williams of Logansport, Nephews: Johnny, Matt, Zach, Austin, and Hunter, Niece: Ashley, Grandchildren: Joseph and Kaydience Bowen.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Roy and Thelma Bennett, Carl and Ruth Williams; Uncles: Dennis Bennett and William Webber; and a Brother-in-law: Jeremy Bray.