Charles R. Bowers II

Published 12:28 pm Saturday, August 16, 2014

FRANKLIN—Charles Richard “Chuck” Bowers II, 51, passed away on Aug. 12, 2014.

He was born in Norfolk, reared in Connecticut, and was a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Chuck was a former pilot with US Airways, Airborne, DHL, Blackwater and most recently for the Department of Defense in Afghanistan.

A loving husband, father and friend, he leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 17 years, Kelly Leggett Bowers; his children, Charles Richard “Chad” Bowers III and Caroline Elizabeth Bowers, both of the home; his parents, Charlie and Rita Bowers of Punta Gorda, Florida; his brother, Stanley Wade Bowers of Punta Gorda; his uncle, Archie Eckard (Faith) of North Carolina; his aunt, Linda Agee (George) of Georgia; his nephew, Alex Bowers of Mooresville, North Carolina; his father and mother-in-law, Bill and Jean Leggett of Suffolk; and extended family and friends.

A celebration of Chuck’s life will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Barrett’s Landing Riverfront Park on Main Street followed by a reception at Fred’s Restaurant on Main Street in Franklin. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made in Chuck’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, Telephone 855-448-3997, or

Wright Funeral Home is assisting the family.