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Bowen, Donald K.

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November 23, 1943 - May 24, 2015

Bowen, Donald K.

Donald Keith Bowen, 71, of Dallas, Texas, passed away peacefully May 24, 2015, in hospice care surrounded by loved ones. He was born to the late Dorothy Grizzle Bowen, November 23, 1943, in Witchita, KS. He was raised in Holdenville, OK, and later relocated to Grand Prairie, TX at 16 years of age.

Don married Shirley Musgrove and they had two children who he adored, Steven Clint and Leslie Dyan. Don and Shirley later divorced, and in 1995, he remarried to Marie Bowen of Dallas, TX.

In Dallas, Don was mentored in the car sales business by several uncles. He became widely known in the greater Dallas area as a prominent figure in car sales for 45 years, retiring in 2008.

Don was a 25 year member of Alcoholics Anonymous, helping untold numbers of men achieve sobriety and reclaim their lives. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boating. He was a gregarious and kind man who helped many, many people throughout his life. Don never met a stranger.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Marie Bowen. He is also survived by his two children, Leslie Pribble of Covington, TX, and Steven Bowen of Arlington, TX, as well as two grandchildren, Zachary Don Mathis (born on Don’s 50th birthday), London Emily Pribble, and numerous other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Aria Preston Chapel, 19310 Preston Road Dallas, TX 75252.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Feed the Children by visiting feedthechildren.org.

Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
214-340-8008

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Fiona Fischer

March 01, 2016 5:42PM

Don was a great man. I have memories of him with my Dad at the dealership. I'm so glad he and Marie were able to come to my parents' anniversary parties. My condolences to Marie and the family.
Fiona Pritchett Fischer


Joan Pritchett

March 01, 2016 5:37PM

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. James had great respect for him and considered him a good friend. I'm sorry to tell you that James passed in January of last year. His obituary is also on this website. Joan


Kay Hadley

May 29, 2015 11:09AM

"We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord" (2 Cor. 5:8). My brother will be greatly missed! But, how wonderful to know he is now enjoying the company of family members and friends who have preceded him on this journey. Love you always brother!


Misty Posey

May 29, 2015 9:17AM

Don will be missed by everyone at Churchill Estates.... He was a blessing to us and he was my dear friend. You are no doubt with the Angels in Heaven Don.... I promise to look after your love Marie. You are missed but in our hearts.