Robert Lee Bowie, Sr.

September 14, 1928 ~ March 20, 2019 (age 90)


Robert Lee Bowie, Sr. was born September 14, 1928 in Gould, Arkansas to his loving parents Vesta and Dan Bowie. Robert was the sixth child of fourteen siblings. 

Robert made San Diego, California his home in the early 50’s where he joined the San Diego County District Council of Carpenters. There, he worked his way up to Master Carpenter. He was well known for his trade, and was sought out by different companies to build luxury homes all over the country, as well as locally.  

Robert joined Pilgrim Progressive Baptist Church under the late Reverend Hines, where he was the President of the Usher Board for many years.

Robert loved spending time fishing and being with his family and friends talking about “the good ‘ole days”, while playing music in his garage. His door was always open for any event, many Thanksgiving’s were enjoyed in his home. He was a good cook. His specialties were homemade ice cream and bar-b-que, which was covered with his homemade sauce.

Robert loved to have fish fry’s, and enjoyed playing dominoes with family and friends. He would sit in his garage and talk to people as they came by. Robert was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, and cousin.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Vesta and Dan Bowie, all of his siblings, and his step-daughter Brenda Carr.

Robert leaves to cherish his memories; his loving daughter Eunice Gipson, Robert Lee Bowie, Jr., Curtis (Roxanne) Bowie and step-son Larry Muldron, all of San Diego; fourteen grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Lee Bowie, Sr., please visit our floral store.


April 8, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 AM

Funeral Service
April 9, 2019

11:00 AM
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
3045 Greely Ave
San Diego, CA 92113

April 9, 2019

1:00 PM
Greenwood Memorial Park
4300 Imperial Ave
San Diego, CA 92113

© 2020 Preferred Cremation & Burial. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS