James Robert "Jim" Bowman
Died: Jan 28, 2017
James Robert Bowman, age 91 of Johnson City, passed away Saturday at Mountain Home VA Medical Center. He was a son of the late Robert and Grace Kennick Bowman. Jim lived several years in Lakeland, FL and most of his life in Johnson City, TN. He was an electrician. He was a member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church; IBEW 915 of Tampa, FL for 65 years; he was a Mason; member of VFW Post #2108. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Melanie Bowman; one sister, Louise Langston Bowman; one brother, William (Bill) Bowman; one brother-in-law, Bob Langston. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Lucille (Peggy) Bowman; one son, Randal K. Bowman of Clinton Township, MI; one sister-in-law, Helen Bowman of Erwin; several nieces, nephews; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Guy) Girardeau of Colorado Springs, CO and Lori Bowman of Clinton Township, MI; two great granddaughters, Haley and Katie Girardeau. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Dr. Gene Lasley and Harry Vickers officiating. A graveside service will be held Friday at 12:30 in the Gray Cemetery, Military Honors by VFW Post #3382. Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of our friend Jim Bowman. www.grayfuneralhome.net
P.D. & Evelyn Carlisle
January 31st, 2017 5:00 pm
Jim was at the top of the list of the finest men I have ever known. He taught me more about my trade than anyone I ever worked with. He was a top shelf Bass fisherman, and taught me about patience, and how to trick them into taking an artificial bait. He was more than a friend. Jim was a true Brother, in every facet of the word. He will be sorely missed. This earth has lost a true Southern Gentleman. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Miss Peggy and Randy. P.D. (Paul) & Evelyn
Susan Masquelier Blackwell
January 31st, 2017 8:26 pm
Knowing Mr. Jim Bowman was one of the greatest privileges of my life. Our families connected in WV in the 70's when I was in junior high school, and grew closer each year, though many miles separated us at times. They were guests of honor at my wedding and were present at 2 of my childrens births. I loved them and will forever cherish the memories till we meet again. John 14:1-6, the ONLY way to Heaven...
Lois Masquelier Denson
February 1st, 2017 7:34 pm
Mr. Bowman was a very special person in my life for over 40 years. I have many memories of visiting them in West Virginia, Florida, and Tennessee. The Bowman's were my parents best friends for many years, and to think they are together in heaven gives me great pleasure. One of their last conversations was arguing about who would go to heaven first.
February 2nd, 2017 7:40 am
What a privilege to be friends with Jim and Peggy for many years. They were a blessing to our family. In fact, like an uncle and aunt to us. Condolences to the family
February 2nd, 2017 7:49 am
Mr. Bowman will be missed by all of the staff of Pine Oaks Assisted Living now called Cornerstone Village South. He was such a kind man with a Christian mindset. He was a very talented man. We have heard stories about him making furniture and musical instruments. He truly loved his wife Peggy always looking out for her and singing her praises. He was a true gentleman. He was always positive about everything. He loved his family and friends. We loved him and he will be greatly missed. We will be praying for Peggy and the rest of the family.
Thoughts & prayers,
Cornerstone Village Staff