Mr. Bowman had a farm in the Sulphur Springs Community. He was originally from Alvarado, VA, son of the late M.V. & Gaye Bowman. After graduating form William King High School in Abingdon, he joined the US Air Force. After his discharge as a Corporal he went to Richmond, VA Barber School and barbered in Abingdon, Bristol and Kingsport for several years. He worked at Raytheon in Bristol and later was a tobacco grader for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, from which he retired. He also was a ham operator and his call letters were N1PB.
He attended Oak Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Bob, and a sister, Doris Umberger.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mary Ann Bowman; daughter, Nancy Jackson and husband Andy; granddaughters, Amanda Nelson and husband Andrew, Christy McReynolds and husband Jason; great-grandson, Charlie Nelson; great-granddaughter, Nora Nelson; brothers, Mack and his wife Ann and George and his wife Martha; sisters, Betty Hurd and Ruth Collier; sister-in-law, Ann Owlsley; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted 2:00 pm Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Washington County Memory Gardens in the Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that contribution be made to your favorite charity.
Condolences may be sent to the Bowman family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821