John G. Bowman
30 September, 1956 – 9 January, 2020
John Gerard Bowman, 63, died Thursday, January 9, 2020 after a courageous 8-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born on September 30, 1956 at U.S. Naval Station Hospital, Sangley Point, Cavite, Philippines. The son of a naval officer, his family then moved to Japan before settling in Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from Richard King High School in 1974, and then went on to Southwest Texas State University where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and graduated in 1978. He was in the oil and gas industry, working contract as a petroleum landman at Mobil Oil Corporation where he met his wife Karen; they wed in 1984. He then went on to work for Pennzoil followed by Devon Energy before retiring in 2012. He is preceded in death by his father Leon G Bowman, U.S.N., mother Margaret V. Bowman, and sister-in-law, Joan Bowman. Survived by his wife, Karen C. Bowman, Houston Texas; sons, Patrick N. Bowman, Houston, Texas, Michael E. Bowman, Seattle, Washington; sister, Cheryl Worman and husband Doug, Waxahachie, Texas; brothers, Thomas G. Bowman, James B. Bowman and wife Judy, San Marcos, Texas, Michael E. Bowman and wife Dianne, Houston Texas, Patrick L. Bowman and wife Cindi, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; sister, Kathy B. Hogan and husband Roger, Portland, Texas; brothers-in-law Robert M. Clements and wife Leasa, San Leon, Texas, Michael S. Clements and wife Helen, Houston, Texas; and twelve nephews and nine nieces. The Bowman family would like to acknowledge and thank the Rock Steady Boxing program, who’s focus is on improving the quality of life of those with Parkinson’s, for their support and dedication in John’s final years. In particular, Renee and Jeff Battenberg for their personal dedication and commitment to the cause, and their friendship. A visitation will be held 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 13, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery. Memorial Oaks is located at 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas, 77079. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memoriam to the Michael J. Fox Foundation dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease ( www.michaeljfox.org/donate)
- Michael J. Fox Foundation
- Visitation Sunday, 12 January , 2020
- Funeral Service Monday, 13 January , 2020
- Committal Service Monday, 13 January , 2020
John G. Bowman
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January 10, 2020
When I remember John from our college days, the same image always comes to mind. The great smile, the Southern smart a__ comment appropriate to what we were discussing or commenting on, and then the great laugh that shook his whole body. His sense of humor was always there, he was always happy, always willing to listen, and always had an encouraging word. I loved that guy.
He was special to me because his big brother Mike was my fraternity big brother and I always told him I felt that must make us blood related some how. And then that famous smart a__ comment and great laugh followed.
I will miss him.