Ninety tow trucks gather for funeral procession of CTX tow truck driver

Posted at 1:43 PM, May 24, 2017

Scott Bowles, a Killeen tow truck driver who was killed by a passing car while working on the highway, was laid to rest Wednesday.

"Move over or slow down so somebody else doesn't have to lose a life," David Goode, owner of Goode Towing and Bowles' boss, said. 

The Central Texas towing industry was in shock after the death of Bowles on May 11. 

"I reached out to the Goodes and said if there's anything we can do, we are here for you," Bruce Winkler, owner of Temple Towing, said. 

But Temple Towing wasn't the only one that reached out to Goode Towing.

"The community comes together, the competitors come together and shows that we're a family. I've been doing this for 30 years, and we're just a family and one of our family members was killed," Don Ward, owner of Ward's Towing, said. 

The bright colors, the shining lights are all a sign to slow down or move over. And you couldn't have missed it Wednesday as not one or two, but 90 tow trucks from all over the state of Texas showed up to support the life of Scott Bowles.

"I mean I expected it to be big, but it was bigger and better than I really expected. I think it meant a lot to his family," Goode added.  

Some tow trucks traveled from as far as Odessa and San Antonio to stand with their towing brothers. 

"We all have families to go back to. We have kids and wives and brothers, fathers, mothers," Winkler added. 

Bowles' casket was even personalized to match the tow truck he worked in. The same truck that led the procession and transported him to his final resting place. 

"Scott's wife, Stephanie, that's become her goal is to make sure Scott's life stood for something, and today was just the beginning of something great," Goode said. 

Stephanie Bowles asked all tow truck drivers to wear their brightest uniforms to the funeral to further emphasize how much other drivers need to be on the lookout for them on the side of the road.

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