Remembering Mr. Bobby

Remembering Mr. Bobby
Posted on 10/01/2018
Bobby Lee Bowens, Sr., 76, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2018, at his home.

Bobby was a native of Bryson City, NC, and moved to Asheville as a young adult. He was the son of the late Willie Bowens, Sr., and Annie Powell Bowens. Bobby is a graduate of Reynolds High School, an all black high school formerly in Haywood County, NC. Bobby was the first black fireman in the city of Asheville. He also retired from Norfolk Southern Railway after being a faithful employee for decades. Through Bobby's desire to serve children, he drove a Buncombe County School bus for many years until his recent death. 

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