David Brian Bowles

David Brian Bowles, 43, of Leavenworth, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011, at his home.

He was born Nov. 18, 1967, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Charles and Sandra K. (Cernech) Bowles.

On Jan. 31, 1990, he married Susan Martello in Leavenworth. She survives at the home. He is also survived by a son, David Bowles Jr., of the home; his mother and step-father, Sandra and Mitch Hollingsworth; his father, Charles Bowles; and a large extended family.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Bowles.

David was a very loving, tender husband. His proudest accomplishment in life was being a loving father to his son. The two of them were inseparable. David’s heart of gold and charming personality touched the lives of many. He truly cared about giving all of himself to others. David was the most compassionate and loyal friend anyone could ever have.

David enjoyed life to the fullest each and every day. There was nothing he couldn’t do. He was a fun loving guy who gave everything in life and in death. He will be truly missed, but will always be the life of the party and his light will always shine down on us.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to a college fund for David Jr. Arrangements entrusted to R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.