Kappa Sigma honors life of fallen brother


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Jerrick Williams, Kappa Sigma president speaks to those gathered on the Oval Oct. 16 to honour Tyler Bower a member of Kappa Sigma who passed away after a car accident on Oct. 12.

Over 100 students, friends and supporters gathered on Missouri Southern’s Oval the night of Oct. 16 for a candle light vigil to honor former student Tyler Bower.

Bower passed away Oct. 12 following a car accident that occurred early that same day with his brother.

The vigil was hosted by Kappa Sigma. Bower had been a member of the fraternity for two years according to Jerrick Williams Kappa Sigma president.

“Tonight we are pretty much celebrating the life of Tyler Bower,” Williams said. “We are having a candle light service for all his family and friends and the people he has impacted. “

The event began 7:30 p.m. with candles being lit at 7:45 p.m. Soft music played as those in attendance viewed photos of Bower in addition to signing a Kappa Sigma flag and picture frame.  To help with  the chill of the night hot chocolate was available on donation from Sodexo and the candles were donated by CAB.

Williams addressed the crowd and spoke of how Bower would be missed and that the large crowd was a testament to the live he touched.

Tyler was the kid that was full of life, that is something we can take from him,” Williams said. “He always had a smile on his face and we are going to miss that.”

At this time Bower’s younger brother is still in the hospital pending surgeries