Charles “Chuck” Robert Bowers Jr.

Charles “Chuck” Robert Bowers Jr., 53, of Lander Wyoming passed away on March 27, 2016. A visitation will be held from 4:00pm-7:00pm on Tuesday, April 5th at the Chapel of Mount Hope Hudson’s Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 6th at the Chapel of Mount Hope Hudson’s Funeral Home. Charles Robert Bowers Jr. was born on March 25, 1963, to Charles Robert Sr. and Bonnie Florence Bowers in Junction, Texas. Chuck is a registered tribal member of the Choctaw Nation. He carried great pride in his heritage. Chuck, as we all knew him, was a middle child; his older sister Leah Hornecker of Lander, Wyoming and younger sister Laura Weathersby of Junction, Texas. He is the father of Cord Bowers, a United States Marine, in Washington State; Chuck carried a great deal of pride in Cord for his dedication to serving our country. In 2015, Aliah Bowers, Chuck’s only daughter joined him in Lander; they built many memories together over the past year. Chuck’s youngest son, Hollis Bowers resides in Vernal, Utah. Chuck's father shared the memory that at age 16, Chuck played his guitar with a bluegrass band. The Earl Brothers Fox Creek Grass Band, they traveled all across the country. He loved sharing his music and building his memories for those who listened. At, age 19 he moved to Utah and started his career in the Oil Field Industry. He moved to Wyoming in 2005 and he loved everything about Wyoming. He fit right into the cowboy life he so dearly cherished in Wyoming’s beauty. He expressed his desire to spend his eternity in Wyoming’s wide open spaces. Chuck was a valued employee for Key Energy for 10 years and was greatly respected by his co-workers; he always went above and beyond his duties. Chuck met Wendie at a mutual friend’s wedding in 2008. He asked friends if there was a girl there that knew how to dance. Another part of his musical ability, that man could dance. He had rhythm in his soul. Together they danced all night long. Chuck and Wendie married on September 8, 2012. Music meant everything to Chuck; that love of music was a part of their ceremony when he played the wedding march on his banjo and his bride was walked down the aisle to be joined in marriage. He was the man who never turned down the opportunity to help anyone he knew, Chuck never met a stranger that ever forgot him. He was the man who in a time of need would help anyone, have a brighter day. When he was wronged, he never held a grudge; he always did what he could to help. His dream of being the in stands to watch his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys play not once, but twice, was one of the many highlights of his life. Other talents that Chuck enjoyed and shared with others were his cooking abilities. The many pots of beans and ham; his grill, smoker and his deep fryer. Together, they shared many hours in the backyard together. If you were there to partake, you never walked away hungry. Nature was instilled in his heart. Many times he and Wendie would drive to Bruce’s campground. Chuck would sit and let nature into his soul. He had the ability to feel nature and know what was about to happen. It could have been a brewing storm, or a soft rain, he knew, and was seldom wrong in sharing those feelings. Chuck loved fishing, hunting, and camping; when he had the time or the opportunity to be with nature he chose to do so. Animals captured his heart; they loved him and he loved them. His pets, as his children, will forever remain in his heart. Always giving to others first… the time had come for him to fulfill his own dreams. Another highlight of his life was when he was able to make the purchase for one of his musical dreams. He always wanted a Martin Guitar, and his newly acquired banjo he called the “Golden Boy.” A reward he so richly deserved for all his years of giving to others. He believed life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it was about learning to dance in the rain. #county10 #obits