Nathan Metsgar Bowers

  • Born: May 17, 1963
  • Died: April 19, 2021
  • Location: Farmersville, Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2343 Lake Rd.
Lavon, TX 75166

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nathan Metzgar Bowers, 57, of Farmersville, Texas passed away unexpectedly on April 19, 2021.

The Greeks didn't write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died. Did he have passion? ~ quote from the movie Serendipity.

Nathan had passion.

Nathan is survived by his wife Marta Spell Bowers. He vowed, in front of God, family and friends, that he would love, honor, cherish, and frustrate her which he did with great passion until the day he died. Nathan never did anything half-way.

He is also survived by four children, Aryn (Clint) Earnhart, Kate (Justin) Walker, Colby Bowers, and Colton Bowers whom he loved deeply, proudly, and will continue to protect from whatever realm or heaven he goes to next. His greatest wish for all of them was to find peace, contentment, purpose, and happiness through loving, living, laughing and forgiving.

He is survived by the wee people: Grandsons Matthew and Evan; Tyson, Dylan, and Mackenzie; and nieces and nephews Kerri, Josh, Jordan, Kristen, Traci, Elizabeth, Victoria, Caleb, Clemmie, Corey, and Lexi. He loved showing the littles how to fish, build a fire, hunt for goblins or buried treasure, how to hike a mountain, watch a sunset, plant a garden, and how to use a tool. He loved attending and cheering in the stands at their sporting events, graduations, weddings, and family reunions.

He also leaves behind his brothers and sisters, Suzie, Jay, Karl and Karol. While he did not have great passion for being a middle child, he loved them and often shared great memories of childhood escapades and was proud to be called brother.

He is survived by his father Patrick F Bowers. Nathan watched and learned from his father how to use tools to make or restore items and inherited some of his artistic talent.

Most importantly, he is survived by the woman he greatly admired the most, his mother, Patricia Cain. She was the first woman to hold him, to love him and to pray for him. She says he was a typical adventurous boy, carrying frogs in his pocket, taking long bike rides, shooting bb guns, had a love for drawing, reading, and participating in motocross. As a little boy, if he saw something he wanted to do, he would do it...even from the age of two years old! Her prayer to him now: "Nathan, though your life here on earth is complete, your eternal journey is just beginning. You are one of the favored ones, now walking (or riding) alongside our precious Lord. Someday we will all be together again...for eternity! You just paved the road first."

He loved to lead the way. And most followed because he was trusted. He was not a perfect man. But he lived with honor. With integrity. With courage. With passion.

Boy Scout Oath "On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight."

We love you Nathan and miss you so much already. Thank you for loving us back! ~Marta

Condolence & Memory Journal

Today we said our Goodbyes but really that's not the it's until we meet again!

Posted by Brenda Kerkmann - Wylie, TX - Friend   May 15, 2021

You will be greatly missed. Your wit and joy always made me ad others laugh! I was so blessed that our paths crossed in life and was so very happy you found Marta! God took another Angel. I always think of you when I see a minion. R.I.P. my friend. See you later!!

Posted by Patsy L Walker    May 07, 2021

You were such a great co-worker, always a wonderful smile, kind words and i loved hearing of your travel, camping and wee little one stories. You will be missed by many and until we meet again my friend, enjoy the greatness that our eternal home offers.

Posted by Denise O'Kane - Wylie, TX - Coworker   April 26, 2021

I will miss your great attitude and helping hand. RIP Brother

Posted by Jeffrey Bemrose - Flower Mound, TX - Coworker   April 26, 2021

I do not intend to tell you good-bye but will say See ya later! I know where you are and since eternity is forever I can say in truth that I shall see you in a little while.
I already miss you terribly but I know the One With Whom You Are, The One Who's Name Is LOVE, and His love for you is far greater than my little earthly concept of love...
Even in the sadness of life I am thankful for many things: first that God Himself chose me to be your mother, that you grew up to be such an honorable and caring son and always treated our whole family with great respect and love. But today I praise God Himself that you did not linger in pain nor suffering. That is soothing to my heart!
You were loved, you are loved, you will always be all who know you!
We know how much God loves us and we have put our trust in His love. God is love and all who live in love live in God and God lives in them. 1 John 4:16

Posted by Patricia (Patti) Bowers - Decatur, TX - Family   April 24, 2021

This still doesn't seem like reality.I keep waiting for you to hollar something out at me when i'm out back, like you always have since the day you moved out here.You have been a great neighbor and friend for the last 13 years and you will truly be missed.

Posted by Chris Bee - Farmersville, TX - Neighbor   April 23, 2021

Nate you was one hell ya good ole boy and shocked me when i heard of your passing. We lost touch a few yrs ago but we both found time to make comments on our facebook pages Thank you for being a great friend and showing an old boy from south texas the dallas area while riding our hogs all over the place. now you are at your eternal rest brother. from me and my sister PIA REST IN PEACE NATE

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Posted by Oscar Juarez - San Antonio, TX - Friend   April 23, 2021

Love you Nathan. Will see you in heaven.

Posted by Phyllis Bobo - Whitehouse, TX - Family   April 23, 2021