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Walter Lee Jowers, Jr.

Posted By Nathaniel Holman On April 28, 2015 @ 4:29 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments

Walter Lee Jowers, Jr., age 61 of Nashville, TN passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 in Nashville, TN.  Mr. Jower’s was born on August 20, 1953 in Augusta, GA to Walter Lee, Sr. and Susie Cleckley Jowers.  He is survived by his wife, Brenda Jowers; daughter, Jessamine (Hunter) Burkey; and brother-in-law, Vann Williams.

A memorial service celebrating Mr. Jower’s life will be held this coming Fall when family and friends will plant a tree in his memory beside the softball field at University School of Nashville’s River Campus,  combining two of his loves, trees & USN.



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Condolence from Fran Busbee Garland on April 29th, 2015 10:33 pm

I am so saddened to hear of Walters passing. I remember him as a talented one of a kind man who I know loved wife Brenda and daughter Jess more than he loved anything including playing guitar and he really loved his music. I so enjoyed reading his Nashville Scene columns especially the ones about the “valley”–including every single snarky opinion he had. They were all true and many made me laugh out loud. My thoughts and prayers go out to Brenda and Jess. May good memories sustain you both in the days to come. RIP Walter (WL)

Condolence from Chris Norris on May 22nd, 2015 3:53 pm

So sad to learn about Walter’s death. I always enjoyed his conversation, his SCENE columns, and his pithy comments on the neighborhood listserv. What a loss! Walter was so authentic, genuine, and he had a good heart. My thoughts and prayers to Brenda and Jess.

Condolence from Don Mathews on May 27th, 2015 5:51 pm

One of the favorite bands I ever played with was led by WL in the mid 70’s. Still have an 8 track cassette somewhere. I will miss you Dubya El!

Condolence from Doug Burns on June 24th, 2015 8:57 am

You have likely never heard of me. i went to USC Aiken with WL in the early 70s (71 – 73). He and I were in a band together (The Horseheads) for a short time. He also contributed some wonderful prose to Broken Ink, the school literary magazine of which I was co-editor. i recently moved to Kentucky, and was hoping to reconnect with him on an upcoming trip to Nashville. I count myself lucky to have known him, and I am saddened that the world has one less perceptive, talented human being.

Condolence from Lisa on March 17th, 2017 3:04 pm

I am so late in hearing of Walter’s death, only when another local journalist quoted him, referring to him as “the late, great”. ” Great” is so right! One could know that so well just by reading his writings in the Nashville Scene, which were supposedly about buying houses, but really were about so much more. I hope he had been turning his thoughts and memories into a book and that if it is not finished ‘wife Brenda’ or ‘daughter Jess’ will finish it (or just get a collection of his articles published) because more people (and the younger generation) NEED to read them. My belated condolences.

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