Conroe responds to death of Buster Bowers, owner of Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish

Buster Bowers ran Vernon's Kuntry Katfish with Debbie and Mary Bowers.

Buster Bowers ran Vernon's Kuntry Katfish with Debbie and Mary Bowers.

Residents and community leaders in Conroe are mourning the loss of Buster Bowers, owner of Vernon's Kuntry Katfish. According to a Facebook post by Vernon's Kuntry Katfish, Bowers died Sept. 22.



Montgomery County Fair Association President Cody Bartlett said Bowers was a strong supporter of the Montgomery County community.

"Buster was always willing to help with food for our annual Golf Tournament and Senior Citizen's Day and also participated in our BBQ Cook Off," Bartlett said. "Our Fair Association and community has lost a true friend, and we offer our prayers and condolences to the entire Bowers family."

Kaycie Carter Rogers, a sales representative for L&L Lumber Co. in Conroe, said that although she did not know Bowers well, she recognized his hard work in the community.

"He was so young and leaving behind … a family," Rogers said. "He was very impactful to the community. We are very sad that he is gone way too early."
By Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.


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