Earnest was born on July 28, 1935, in Johnson City, TN, to John Frank Bowman and the late Dorothy Randolph Bowman.
A native of Johnson City, TN, Earnest lived in the Tri-Cities area for the most part of his life. In 1954 he graduated of Science Hill and attended ETSU where he was an athlete and played ball for 14 years. Earnest Ferrell Bowman played Baseball for the San Francisco Giants from 1961 to 1963 and played in the 1962 World Series.
Mr. Earnest Ferrell Bowman was of the Baptist Faith. His special hobbies was that he enjoyed golf and enjoyed helping Children.
Aside from his father, John Frank Bowman and his mother Dorothy Randolph Bowman those left to cherish his memory is his wife 47 years Magdalene Norris Bowman. Surviving Daughter: Lisa Novalsky. Surviving Sons: John Ferrell Bowman. Surviving Sisters: Helen Arwood and her husband J.F Arwood. Surviving Brothers: Billy Joe Bowman, Charlie Bowman and Becky, Kenneth Wayne Bowman. Four Grandchildren Emily, Britany, Thomas and Rachel. And also several Nieces and Nephews.
The family will be receiving friends and family on Thursday August 8, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Memorial Service will be at 8:00 PM at Snyder's Memorial Gardens located at 5913 Kingsport Highway, Gray, TN 37615. Officiating Pastor Travis Tyler.
The Grave Side service will be on Friday August 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Snyders Memorial Gardens.
Condolences and Contributes to help with the expenses can be sent to Earnest Ferrell Bowman’s family at the funeral home's website, www.snydersmemorialgardens.com
Snyder's Memorial Gardens Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Earnest Ferrell Bowman