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Tux Bowen

Born: 11/28/1911

Died: 2/23/2004

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Tux Bowen, 92, of Scipio, Oklahoma, passed away February 23, 2004, at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He was born November 28, 1911, in Scipio to Lon Huey and Rhoda (Folsom) Bowen. He grew up there and had lived virtually all his life in Scipio.

Mr. Bowen attended the Scipio Baptist Church for many years. He married Viola Owens on November 7, 1936, in Visalia, California. His main occupation was ranching, but he and his wife also owned and operated the Scipio Grocery Store for a number of years. He was a well-known figure at the McAlester Stockyards where he bought and sold cattle, not only for himself but also as a broker for other ranchers. He had also served as mayor of Scipio years ago and worked as a deputy sheriff in the 1970s. Tux was also a member of the Scipio baseball team in the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny and Larenda Bowen of Scipio and Joe and Anita Bowen of McAlester, Oklahoma; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Jim Barnes of McAlester and Reta and Benny Powell of Tannehill; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two nephews, Truman Herron of Durant, Oklahoma, and Dean Bowen of Indianola, Oklahoma, and one niece, Marieda Jobe of Grant, Oklahoma.