Herman J. Bowler, 92, of Orange died Jan. 14, at Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday.

Born in Orange on Jan. 23, 1920, he was the son of Joseph Phillip and Winnie (Brewster) Bowler. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WW II and retired from DuPont Sabine River Works following 35 years of service. Mr. Bowler was a long time faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Orange where he served as a Deacon. He was loved by all.

Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ralph H. Bowler and Herndon Bowler; and sister, Evelyn Hubert, Mr. Bowler is survived by his wife of almost 66 years, Laura S. Bowler of Orange; son, Sam Bowler of Orange; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Clyde Cousins of Newton; grandchildren, Tracy Smith, Sarah Ann Uribe, Amy Curtice, Lindsay Groff and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Bowler, Paul Hubert, James Hubert, Jim Hargett, Jeff Hargett, Lance Whittaker and Dan Rook. Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Bean, J.C. Hubert, Clyde Cousins, Alan Casteel, Bill Matthews, Phillip Mortimer, Cullen Smith, Nathan Smith, Barry Whittaker, Wilson White and the deacons of First Baptist Church in Orange.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1453, Orange, Texas 77631.