Charles E. "Chink" Bower Jr., 80, of South Williamsport, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Watsontown Nursing and Rehab.
Born May 3, 1933, in Williamsport, he was a son of Charles E. and F. Evelyn Simpson Bower, Sr.
Charles was employed by the Pennsylvania Rail Road, IBM, and was the owner of Crystal Clear Pools. He was a member of the Keystone League, Newberry Independent Club, Grotto, and was a Mason.
Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball, and coaching little league. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church.
Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Virginia M. (Shope) Bower; two sons, Steve (Donna) Bower, of Williamsport, Charles "Chuck" Bower and fiancee, Kim Allen, of Watsontown; daughter-in-law, Francine Bower; four grandchildren, Aaron, Troy, Lauren, and Steven; sisters, Linda Duncan, of California, and Diane Bower, of Colorado; and a step-brother, Robert Williams, of Cogan Station.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth W. Bower.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.