BROOKFIELD - Terry Lee Bowles, 54, of Brookfield, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family, on Nov. 15, 2012, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 28, 1958, in Cleveland, a son of Franklin and Betty Kyler Woodside of Sharon, Pa.
Terry was best described as being a true family man. He would go to any length to put his family first, and took pride in helping to teach his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren many life lessons that will be carried on for years to come. He was an amazing storyteller and jokester, always keeping those closest to him entertained. He was a history buff, and could be found giving a random bit of information to his family off the top of his head.
Terry was a hard worker. He worked for many years with Tri County Industries until his retirement. He enjoyed being challenged and working with his hands.
He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias and loved fishing.
Other than his mother, he will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Deborah Baugher Bowles, whom he married March 15, 1982; his children, Jeremy (Becky) Bowles of Austintown, Jodie Black of Cortland and Jessica Bowles of Brookfield; grandchildren, Jeremy Jr., Shianne, Jordan, Kimber Lee, Susan, Krystina and Thomas; great-grandchildren, Faith, Devin and Brian; his siblings, Darlene (Chuck) Lawrence, Betty Marie Saltzman, Charles Baugher, Harold "Pep" (Cindy) Baugher, Rhonda (Joey) Dick, Erica (Donald) Matthews and Kelly (Hartmut) Schwarz; his mother-in-law, Norma (Charles) Karr; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as many other family and friends.
Other than his father, he was preceded in death by siblings, Franklin J. Woodside, William G. Woodside, Deborah Disbro and James Bowles.
A celebration of Terry's life will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at North-Mar Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
Inurnment will be in Pineview Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material contributions be made to the Camelot Center, 3498 Barclay Messerly Road, Southington, OH 44470 or Urban Impact, PO BOX 30747, Columbus, OH 43230, in his memory.