Reverend Ned Ford Bowersox  2022

Reverend Ned Ford Bowersox 2022

2022
Reverend Ned’s Obituary The Reverend Ned Ford Bowersox passed away on July 31st in Round Rock Texas after fifteen years of gracefully dealing with the challenges of Parkinsons. Ned was born in Midland, Michigan but grew up for most of his childhood in central Florida. Ned met his college sweetheart, Annie, at Leesburg Community College just after he finished four years in the U.S. Navy. They married and finished with their degrees from The Florida State University. Go ‘Noles! Ned went to graduate school at the Virginia Seminary receiving his masters degree in theological studies in 1973. Ordination to the priesthood followed a brief diaconate. Several churches in central Florida were served by Ned in his early ministry and then there was a long rewarding pastorate of fifteen years at St. John’s in Melbourne, Florida. In 1991 Ned became a ‘Friend of Bill’ in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous and practiced the twelve steps for the next 31 years! He would remind us that “It’s not who you are, but Whose you are.” The Bishop of the Diocese of West Texas told Ned to just tell ‘em, “He got to Texas as soon as he could” in 1995. There were fourteen years of fulfilling ministry at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Corpus Christi where Ned witnessed in evangelism, mission, and church growth. Ned is survived by Annie, his wife of 54 years, his big brother Bill, married to Bobbie Anne, his first parenting tutor; his red-on-the head little brother Ted married to a sweetheart Sharon; and his baby sister Jill Fritsch, cherished by her husband Curt. His marriage was blessed by his children Elizabeth Anne Gritzmacher, married to David Gritzmacher and Benjamin Ford Bowersox, married to Sarah Bowersox. Ned had the gift and heritage of grandchildren in Parker and Connor Gritzmacher and Sadie and Molly Bowersox. The celebration of resurrection life for Ned will be on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at St. Richard’s Episcopal Church on Palm Valley Blvd in Round Rock, Texas at three in the afternoon with a reception following in the Parish Hall. There will be a service of Committal of Ned’s ashes in the Columbarium at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Corpus Christi at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you contribute to Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church which serves those caught in the grip of addiction through teaching, counseling, service and prayer including twelve step liturgies. Their address is P.O. Box 40764, Memphis, TN 38174-0764 (866) 306-1542 info@episcopalrecovery.org www.facebook.com/12StepChurch. Those who wish to give to our veterans can contribute to the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship in Central Texas, at St. Joan of Arc Episcopal Church C/O The Rev. David W. Peters, 1225 Town Center Drive #1434, Pflugerville, TX 78660 or contact by email davidwilliampeters@icloud.com To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Reverend Ned Ford Bowersox, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Read More

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death notice Reverend Ned Ford Bowersox 2022

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4 Comments

  1. I went to Leesburg High School with Ned for the whole time he was there. I have extremely fond memories of him. Mostly that he was always so kind, so caring, and always had a smile on his face. He was one of my very favorite people in our class (of 132, graduating in 1961). I am so glad that he went into the ministry, as he would have been a natural. That he was a Friend of Bill’s came as a surprise to me and that he dealt with Parkinson’s the last 15 years of his life made me sad. But if anybody could make the best of it, it would be Ned. My heart goes out to all of his family, his wife, his children, grandchildren, and to Ted, whom I remember well and fondly, with his red hair, and Bill, whom I also remember well. I think Ted was in the same class as my sister, Bette Carr. Ned was one of the good ones, taken too soon. Anne Carr

  2. What a wonderful notice.
    He won the battle of life and won the prize. I will be there in the spirit in TX. My condolences to all his family. God Bless.

    Barbara Jo Miller Gould

  3. I have been blessed by having the fond memory of Ned as a classmate and friend in those early years in Leesburg and at L.H.S. Ned was always kind and gracious. It was no surprise to learn he had gone into the Ministry some years after the fact. I would have relished having the opportunity to hear him preach, and be influenced by his ministerial tenor. I am sure I would have learned wonderful things of the Lord Jesus through him. My condolences to his precious family, both in Texas and in Leesburg. May God’s sweetest peace be yours as you lay Ned in the everlasting arms of his Lord and Savior.
    Pastor J. David Toler, Ocala, Florida



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