Sherwood Chapel & Memorial Gardens

3176 Airport Highway, Alcoa, TN


Ralph Bowerman

October 27, 1933July 28, 2020

James Ralph Bowerman 86, went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2020. Preceded in death by his parents Jim and Pearl Bowerman; sisters Helen Williams, Mary Evelyn Greene; loving wife of 67 years Alva Jo Bowerman. He is survived by his son Jimmy Bowerman (Betty); daughters Wanda Edmondson (Larry), Terry Hill, Ann Bowerman and Nancy Bowerman. Six grandchildren eleven great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; brother and sister in law Jack and Ruthie Bowerman; many nephews and nieces.

Ralph was a founding member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He was the 8th Mayor of the City of Friendsville, Tennessee and a founding member and former Chief of the Friendsville Volunteer Fire Department.

A special thank you to Mona Jeffries, Lisa Brock and Blount Memorial Hospice. The family will gather in the chapel of Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 2:30pm for a private funeral service. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.sherwoodchapel.com.


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Suzanne Rowland

July 30, 2020

Jimmy and Betty -
We are so sorry for your loss - please know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Stan and Suzanne (Henry) Rowland

Roy & Mary Eveyn McMahan

July 29, 2020

You are each in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you as only He can. Your Dad & Mom were true friends to us as were each of you. We love you and will keep you in our prayers. Love in Christ,
Roy & Mary Evelyn McMahan

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