Karl Hubert Bowles, age 86, of Quincy, IL and Naples, FL died Monday, April 30th, 2012 in Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, MO.
Karl attended Parkville High School in Parkville, MO. After graduating he immediately enlisted in the US Navy where he served until 1946. Upon honorable discharge from the Navy, he attended Park College in Parkville, MO.
Karl was the co-founder of Quincy, IL based Farm & Home Supply which began doing business in 1960. He served on the Board of Directors for both Illinois State Bank and Mid-States Distributing Co.
Karl attended First United Methodist Church of Naples, FL. He enjoyed boating, golf, deep sea fishing and loved to travel.
Karl is survived by his loving wife Bobbi Bowles; a daughter, Cindy Henke and her husband Dan; a son, Adam Bowles and fiancé Sarah Tushaus, all of Quincy, IL; and step-daughter Stephanie Parker and husband Marc of Collinsville, IL. He is also survived by two sisters, Shirley Sales and husband Walter of Bozeman, MT, and Bonnie Wetherell and husband Tom of Springfield, IL. Granddaughters Katie and Sarah Neiswender of Quincy, IL; step-grandchildren Grant & Madison Parker of Collinsville, IL, Jessica Elwell and husband Drew of St. Charles, MO, and Maggie Henke of Quincy, IL.
Mr. Bowles was preceded in death by his mother, father and daughter Kathryn Bowles.
Services: 1:30 pm Saturday, May 5, 2012, in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Rev. Henry Pratt officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation: 3 – 7 pm Friday, May 4, 2012, in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Salvation Army Hometown Fund or the Community Foundation of Quincy.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.