Officer Joe Bowen, Badge #16, passed away on March 1, 2018 at age 28. Visitation is 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4th at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother David Lawson and Brother Chris McMillen, is 1 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2018 at Fairview Church (1660 Leeville Pike) Lebanon TN. Interment in Salem Cemetery, Liberty TN with full police honors. Pallbearers: Lebanon Police Department. Honorary Pallbearers: Beau Barnett, Wade Meyers, Stephen Barrett, Jacob Bowen, Chase Cantrell, Clint Halfacre, Brandon Deffendoll, Gray Parish, Eric Gray, Sean Tramel, and Matthew Holleman.
Joe had been a very devoted police officer for several years. He was a member of the Old Fashioned Freewill Baptist Church in Smithville. He is survived by wife Kim Bowen; children Katy Jo and Wesley Brock Bowen; parents Dwayne and Lisa Bogle Bowen; brother Jacob (Kayla) Bowen; uncle Mike Bowen; nephew Knox Bowen; in-laws Steven and Kathy Deffendoll; brothers and sisters-in law Brandon Deffendoll, Chris and Kristina McMillen; niece and nephew Lacey and Cole McMillen. He is preceded in death by grandparents Frank and Helen Bowen and Lemuel and Betty Bogle.
Memorial Donations will be accepted at Wilson Bank and Trust for the children’s scholarship fund. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.