John R. Bowles III "Johnny," departed this life January 11, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital, Midlothian, Va. He is survived by his parents, John and Barbara Bowles, Reedville, Va.; and four brothers living in the Richmond area, Thomas Allen and his wife, Karen, Mark, Steven Roy and his wife, Wendy, David Wayne and wife, Cheryl; aunt, Chloe Lucado of Roanoke, Va.; uncle, Douglas Smith and wife, Sandy, of Vienna, Va.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Johnny lived in Roanoke, Richmond, Reedville and Chester. He enjoyed his special Sunday School class at Ridge Baptist Church, his many friends associated with the Baptist Home and Family Services of Salem, Va. Johnny enjoyed summer camps, dancing, singing, bowling and helping with household chores. Anyone who ever met Johnny loved him and he had a very full and happy life. Special thanks to Ashley Ware and her family for their dedication and care of Johnny in his final years. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, January 16, at the West Chapel, Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, Va. Condolences may be expressed by contributions to the Salvation Army or other preferred charity.