Jeff Bowler

Jeff Bowler

On February 7, 2020 Jeffrey Wayne “Jeff” Bowler, 57, of Chatham passed away peacefully at Gretna Health and Rehab Center in Gretna, following a battle with brain cancer.

Jeff was born on November 4, 1962 in Danville to Edith Rowland Bowler of Gretna and the late Charlie Brice Bowler. He was predeceased by a sister, Debra “Dee” Bowler Head.

Jeff graduated from Gretna High School and Danville Community College. Upon graduation he began a 36 year career in the furniture industry. He worked for Heilig-Meyer, Waterford Furniture Makers, Bassett Furniture, and upon his retirement due to disability he was employed by La-Z-Boy Casegoods as Vice President, Eastern Region Sales. Jeff was a member of Greenfield Baptist Church. He loved his family, his friends, playing golf, and traveling. Jeff’s positive attitude and great sense of humor will be missed by all who loved him.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Melody Turpin Bowler of the residence; one daughter, Nikki Shields and husband, Matt of Hurt; one brother, David Bowler and wife, Cindy of Gretna; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Keith and Helen Turpin of Danville; brother-in-law, James Turpin of Danville; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, February 10, 2020 at Greenfield Baptist Church by Rev. R.G. Rowland and Mike Reynolds. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Danville-Pittsylvania County Cancer Association, 223 Riverview Drive, Suite J, Danville, VA 24541 or to the Gretna Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 14 Gretna, VA 24557.

The family would like to thank the staff at Gretna Health and Rehab Center for their love and care.

Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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