Obituary\n \nGeorge D. Bowers, affectionately known as “Doug,” age 75, entered Eternal Rest on February 6, 2023, at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, MD. He was the only child born to George Otis and Josephine Alice Bowers on August 8, 1947, in Elizabethton, Tennessee.\n \n Doug attended Douglas Elementary and High School. While in high school, he excelled in multiple sports. During his senior year, he broke the school record by scoring 40 points in a single basketball game. That record still stands, as the class of 1965 was the last to graduate from Douglas High School.\n \n Upon completing high school, Doug joined the U.S. Army, where he was stationed at Fort Myer in Arlington, VA. After completing his tour of duty, he worked as a Bailiff for the D. C. Court of General Sessions, a Computer Systems Operator for the U.S. Civil Service Commission, and then a Computer Specialist for the Office of Personnel Management. He retired as Program Manager- DIR for OPM in 2003. \n \nIn February of 1968, Doug met his forever love, Barbara, on a blind date. Later that year, the two wed in holy matrimony. They enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends. As a result of their union, they had three children who he truly cherished. \n His hobbies included playing and watching football, basketball, golf, and tennis. Doug was a season ticket holder of his beloved Washington Commanders. In addition, he was a member of the Big Shooters Golf group. He enjoyed their annual golfing trips. Doug and Barbara were devoted members of Reid Temple A.M.E Church of Glenn Dale, MD., where they attended Sunday services as they worked to keep God in their marriage.\n \n In 2004, Doug joined the Bachelor-Benedict Club of Washington, D.C., where he was an outstanding leader and a committed member. During his 19-year membership, he served as Club Secretary from 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012; President, 2013-2014; Personnel Committee, 2015-20l6; and an Honorary Member from 2017-2023. In addition, the Bachelor-Benedict Club established a non-profit entity in 2019, the Bachelor-Benedict Community Foundation Inc. George continued shinning as he took on roles as Foundation’s Secretary from 2019-2020, Co-Chair-Foundation’s golf tournament:2021 and Board of Directors from 2021-2023. \n \n \nGeorge D. Bowers was a patriarch of his family. Although he had no siblings, he built unique relationships with cousins who he treated like brothers and sisters. \n \nHe leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife of 55 years, Barbara Bowers; his son Anthony Bowers, and his two daughters, Crystal Bowers, and Ebony Konohia; son-in-law Philip Konohia and four grandchildren, Charles Bowers, Jaiden Bowers, Mylani Konohia, and Parker Konohia.