John William “Johnny” Bowen

May 10, 2017


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.

Survived by:

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.

Preceded by:

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.


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “John William “Johnny” Bowen”

  1. Lisa May 10, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Lisa sending young prayers for strength, to get through this difficult time.

    Lisa and Josh Baker

  2. Kim Harris May 10, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Lisa please know if you ever need to talk to someone who has walked in your shoes I am always here!! Please remember Take Life one day at a time!! My love & prayers are with you & your family!!

  3. Pat Gaskamp May 10, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    My condolences to the family

  4. Kim Wiles May 10, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Lisa and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Kim Leach Wiles

  5. Becky Ticen May 10, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Praying for God’s strength and comfort during your time of sorrow. Fly high with the angels Johnny

  6. Everett Emery May 10, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Lisa, we are so sorry for your loss. We send our love and prayers for you and your family. Everett and Nancy.

  7. Melody Gandy May 10, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Lisa and family
    My prayers are with you all during this very hard time. May God comfort you through this and always
    Johnny went to heaven knowing how much you all loved him. Now he is blessed with the love of our Lord and savior. Until you all meet again know just how much he loved you all

  8. Jenny Smith May 10, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Lisa and family you will be in my prayers. So sorry for your loss….

  9. Jennifer Miner May 10, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Frankfort lost a great husband, dad, and son today. My thoughts and prayers are with your family today and this weekend. He had a great love for you Lisa. Take it moment by moment.

  10. The Robert E. Pippenger family May 10, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Loved by so many! Johnny’s memories will always live on….

  11. Joan Harris May 10, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I’m so sorry. Prayers for all of you.

  12. Krystal Greeno May 11, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Lisa, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Darby and Krystal Greeno

  13. Ron, Cheryl & Nick Skalski May 11, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Sending our deepest sympathy and love to you and your family, Erika.

  14. Carol Musante May 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Evelyn, many years since we worked together. I can’t begin in imagine your pain at this moment. Hugs and Prayers. Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss! Hugs. I will be keeping your entire family in my prayers.

  15. Garry Wines May 11, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    John will be missed dearly. Thoughts and prayers out to John’s family.

  16. Rhonda Duke Tuggle May 11, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Brant, Jamie and family, Thoughts and prayers for you all!!

  17. Doug and Elly Cooper May 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Lisa, Aunt Evelyn, Erika and Family,
    Praying for you and your families in your time of loss.

  18. Dan & Chris Jasek May 11, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss, may God bless your family at this difficult time.

  19. Hite & family May 12, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Prayers to the Bowen family so sorry for your loss

  20. Cindy McKinniss May 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Lisa, We are so sorry for your loss. We want you to know you are in our thoughts & prayers! Praying God wraps you in His arms & sends comfort, peace & strength to you and your family. Love you. Joe & Cindy

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