New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 4, 2023

Leon Bailey Bowery

Leon Bailey Bowery, 89, of Providence Forge, Virginia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022.

Leon loved buying and working on old cars. He was a lifelong member of Emmaus Baptist Church, and a member of the masonic lodge.

Leon was preceded in death by his son, Mark Bowery; three brothers, Raymond, Charles “Buddy”, and Cecil Bowery; and one sister, Phyllis Butler.

He is survived by his life of 67 years, Gerry Bowery; one son, Michael Bowery; two daughters, Joy Hamlin (Gary), and Tracy Meyer (Dale); four grandchildren, Jennelle, Jessica, and Taylor Bowery, and Reese Meyer; one great-grandchild, Dylan Bowery; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, Virginia 23140. Burial took place at Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery in New Kent, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Emmaus Baptist Church, P.O. Box 533, Quinton, Virginia 23141, or online at