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Buddy Bowman

• Jun 9, 2018 at 11:14 AM

JOHNSON CITY - Buddy Lee Bowman, 75, Johnson City, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Mr. Bowman was a native and life long resident of Washington County and the son of the late Pearline Bowman.

He was a U. S. Army veteran.

Mr. Bowman was formerly employed as a butcher for Giant Foods but retired as a security guard with Eastman Chemical Company.

He could often be found working on his computer or reading. He loved his triplet grandsons and had a special bond with his special puppy dog, Maddie.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Bowman was preceded in death by his step-father, Jim Rush, and his infant daughter, Melinda Bowman.

Survivors include: his wife, Violet Bowman of the home; daughter, Lisa Tipton Nickels, and her husband Travis, of Johnson City; son, Jesse Bowman of Johnson City, triplet grandsons, Thomas, Michael, and Christopher Tipton, all of Johnson City; step-grandchildren, Elijah, Gideon, and Maggie Nickels, of Church Hill; sister, Ruby Perry of Johnson City; special nephew, Jimbo Ginley of Johnson City; special friends, Sue Johnson of Johnson City and Jim Bowlin of Hiltons, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

The family of Buddy Bowman will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 7:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. James Ginley officiating. Pallbearers will be: Thomas, Michael, and Christopher Tipton, Travis Nickels, Jimbo Ginley, and Keith Tipton. Committal services will be conducted 11:00 am Monday in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 am Monday for those services.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family via morrisbaker.com.

Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Bowman family. (423) 282-1521

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