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Tillman "T.R." Ray Bowles

November 24, 1947 ~ December 7, 2020 (age 73)


Tillman "T.R." Ray Bowles - age 73 of Gallatin, MO passed away Monday morning, December 7th, 2020 at his home. T.R was born on November 24th, 1947 the son of Ronald Vernon and Delores (Sellers) Bowles in Cario, Ill.  He grew up in Bertrand, MO and Liberty, MO. T.R. attended Liberty Schools.  On October 9th, 1966 he was united in marriage to Mary Hodde in Kansas City, MO.  T.R. was a truckdriver.  He was a member of Plaza Heights Baptist Church in Blue Springs, MO.  T.R. enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles.  He loved his grandkids and great-grandkids to the moon and back.  T.R. will be dearly missed.

T.R. was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Ronald Vernon; brother, Roger Bowles. Survivors include: wife, Mary of the home; children: Lisa Hamilton of Gallatin; Brian (Lisa) Bowles of Cameron; Lori (James) Harris of Ridgeway, MO; Anthony Myers of Gallatin; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brother, Lester (Bev) Bowles of Bertrand; brother, Victor (Sabine) Bowles of Excelsior Springs, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home. Private family services due to COVID-19.Public services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. (660) 663-2117. Online guestbook at

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