Dale Rick Bowen “C. Rick”

Dale Rick Bowen “C. Rick” of Raytown, peacefully passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the age of 64 following a series of strokes.

Rick was the son of Cecilia “Cece” and Leonard Bowen, who was the former Fire Captain for Kansas City, Missouri and Mayor of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, who preceded Rick in death as well as his sister, Sandy Davis. Rick married Shelley Belkins in 1975.  Shelly passed away in October, 2016.

Rick is survived by his son, C. Michael Bowen; and grandson, Dayton Alexander Bowen.

Rick was a licensed Electrician for Independent Electric for many years. He was also a consummate “Handy Man”, builder/remodeler, and landscaper of service to many people. Rick was also an accomplished musician and singer. For years, he did D.J. and karaoke performances. He worked as a D.J. for Generals Inn, Elijah Chastain & the Montana Band, and for Sound Choice Co. in the greater Kansas City area. Rick made many friends with his singing abilities as an entertainer “opening” for several national artists.  Rick Bowen will truly and greatly be missed by family and friends.

Celebration Of Life service will be held, Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., at the Fairmount Christian Church, 641 Ash Ave., Independence, Missouri.



  1. Barbara Chastain - Stangel on February 3, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Rick, I remember the first time I ever met you, at times it seems like yesterday and yet when I count the years it’s it’s been 40 incredible years. Thank you for seeing me through the the good years and the bad. Friends are family we choose. I love you.

  2. Rhonda Hall on February 3, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Gonna miss you, my friend.

  3. Sally Ann Breckenridge on February 5, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    My dear friend Rick, it says here you were the consummate Handyman… and that is the TRUTH! You did so many projects for me and for that I am so very grateful, not just because of the great work you did, but mostly because that’s how we became such great friends! I already knew you as a wonderful singer from karaoke, but it was my pleasure to get to know you as a wonderful man. I will always remember and cherish the great talks we had at lunch over pizza, HiBoy, or homemade biscuits and gravy! I am so sorry that you had to go through such suffering in your last days on earth, but I am grateful that you are suffering no longer, healthy and whole, and singing with the angels now. I will miss you terribly my friend. Love, Sally

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