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Reginald Bowes, obituary

Reginald A. Bowes, 79 of Franklin, Tenn., died at his home, surrounded by his family, Nov. 20, 2012.

Mr. Bowes was born Sept. 15, 1933 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to William Bowes and Catherine Szewczyk Bowes. He was one of the founders of VICOM, based in San Francisco. He worked as a Marketing Director in Pharmaceutical Advertising, being honored numerous times during his career. He was inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame in 2001.

He excelled in his endeavors, repeatedly stating, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” Mr. Bowes was known to create original ideas in marketing, mixed with a “1960’s spirit of rebellion, a passion for intellectual pursuits of all kinds, unconventional dress, and an often undiplomatic style with clients and colleagues.” Part of his unconventional spirit was expressed when he represented Tennessee as the model for the 2000 Spencer Tunick film documentary, “Naked States,” posing in front of the Parthenon in Nashville.

Mr. Bowes is survived by his wife: Leah Mellnan Bowes of Franklin; a daughter: Kelly (Mark) Turner of Milwaukee, Wisc.; son: Jim (Monique) Bowes of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; a sister: Grace Cullen; and brother: Gerald “Gerry” (Pat) Bowes, both of Vancouver, British Columbia; and three grandchildren: Portia Turner, Tuxford Turner, and Rowan Bowes.

His family will celebrate his life with private services, concluding in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Heritage Funeral Home of Franklin is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to HERITAGE Funeral Home of Franklin has assisted the family.
12/06/2012, Williamson Herald

Posted on: 11/30/2012


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