William Elvis Bowers, Jr. 'Bill'

Friday, December 4, 2015

Businessman, Bill Bowers, 73, passed away on November 26, 2015 after an extended illness. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

He attended Cornersville High School and Austin Peay College where he played football. He retired from IBM and after moving to the Shoals, he became the IBM Dealer for North Alabama. He also owned several businesses and was a real estate broker, in the Shoals, and in Orange Beach.

During his early days he moved with IBM, Huntsville, to Kennedy Space Center where he was an in-process inspector that monitored access to the vehicle during the Apollo Program. After the last launch, he moved his family to San Jose, CA, Natchitoches, LA, and Florence as a C.E. with IBM. He started his own office machine business and became the IBM Dealer for North Alabama and parts of Tennessee.