Hunter Stuart Bowles, Jr.



Bowles Jr., Hunter Stuart, 83, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital-Forest. He was born August 17, 1933 in Goochland, Virginia to the late Hunter S. Bowles, Sr. and Mary Ware Bowles.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Levon Valentine Bowles, two daughters Donna B. LeVines and Diane B. Rigsby (Rodney), four grandchildren Valen L. Clore (Daniel), Kacy L. LeVines, Joshua H. Giusto, and Katelyn H. Giusto; brother V. Knight Bowles (Linda), brother-in-law Bernard E. “Watt” Watkins, and sister-in-law Betty S. Valentine, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters Ann B. Davis and Grace Hannah B. Watkins.

Hunter graduated from Goochland High School in 1951 where he met the love of his life, Levon Valentine. He attended Randolph-Macon College, served two years in the Army, and then returned to R-MC where he graduated in 1958. He worked for the State of Virginia and retired as Director of Social Services in Louisa County. During his retirement, he enjoyed a life of farming, antiquing, taking trips to Nags Head, and piddling in his garage. He will be missed by so many family members, friends and his beloved cows.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 4pm on Sunday, July 2 at Gum Spring United Methodist Church, 191 Cross County Road, Gum Spring, VA 23065. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the New Mortgage Fund at Gum Spring United Methodist Church or the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center-Henrico Doctors Hospital, 1602 Skipwith Road, Richmond, VA 23229.