Bowes was born on August 12th, 1927 in Roxboro, North Carolina to Robert
Bowes and Annie Dixon. He passed away on July 2nd, 2011 after a long struggle
with COPD with his family by his side.
years he owned a route with Skyline Dairy before buying the Town Pump
liquor store, which he owned and operated for 25 years, retiring in 1989.
He also co-owned a drive-through liquor store with Harry Koch. Through
the stores, Mason met people from all walks of life. He was characterized
by an easy-going and natural charm, a swift wit, and a love for conversation
A loving husband, devoted father, and adoring grandfather, Mason is survived by his wife, Frieda; son and daughter-in-law Alan Bowes and Susan Beezley of Kansas City, MO; daughter and son-in-law Ann and Gary Karthauser of Lincoln; grandchildren Sarah and Kyle Karthauser; sister Carol Hughes of Cluster Springs, VA; sister-in-law Sophia Bowes, of Roxboro, NC; and nieces and nephews in North Carolina.
Special thanks to Drs. William Johnson, Kenneth Cheloha, and especially David Running for their extraordinary care and friendship.