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Jay E. Bowyer

January 9, 1943 ~ July 8, 2020 (age 77)

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Jay E. Bowyer, 77 of Peru, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born on January 9, 1943 in Cass County, Indiana, he is the son to the late J. Everett and V. Irene (Clem) Bowyer. On August 14, 1971 in Logansport, he married Sandra J. Justice who survives.

Jay was a United States Army Veteran, a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Temple of Indianapolis, Logansport Shrine Club, former 3rd Wheel Patrol member, American Legion Post #60, V.F.W. Post #3790 and member of the Walton Masonic Lodge. He retired from Grissom Air Force Base where he worked as a civil engineer. Jay enjoyed gardening, watching IU Basketball, NASCAR and spending time with his grandchildren

Surviving along with his wife Sandra, are four children, Donna White, Logansport; Charles (Jennifer) White, St. Augustine, FL; Tammy Willis Lewisburg; and Todd (Dana) Bowyer, Lewisburg; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; one sister, Ellen Jayne Gordon; one brother, Jeffery L. (Janet) Bowyer; several nieces nephews.

Per Jay’s request, the family will have a private gathering.

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