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Joseph E. Bowman, Jr. PDF Print
Written by Noah Lockamy   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:15

Joseph E. Bowman, Jr., age 78, of Shady Branch Lane, Linville, passed away Sunday morning, July 7, 2013, at his home.


Mr. Bowman was born May 30, 1935 in McDowell County, a son of the late Joseph E. Bowman, Sr. and Lillie Mae Gurley Bowman. He retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service, and was a bookkeeper of Loven Concrete.


Mr. Bowman is survived by his wife, Evelyn English Bowman of the home; two sons, Gregory Dennis Bowman of Spruce Pine, and Randal Keith Bowman of Linville; one granddaughter, Kaitlin Bowman; one grandson, Daniel Bowman; three sisters, Alice Semone of Piedmont, North Carolina, Emmaline Tripp, and Dora Goldsmith, both of Wilbur, Oregon, and one brother, Richard Bowman of Thailand. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Wesley Bowman, and William Anthony Bowman, and three sisters, Beatrice Barrier, Francis Barrier, and Dorothy Mae Beckner.


Graveside services for Joseph E. Bowman, Jr. will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, July 9, 2013, at 2:00 o'clock, at Tanglewood Cemetery in Linville. Officiating will be Reverend Rufus Biddix. Full military honors and burial will follow the graveside service.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, PO Box 1357, Newland, North Carolina, 28657.


Online condolences may be sent to the Bowman family at


Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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