Michael Leroy Bowman

January 8, 1955March 1, 2018

Michael Leroy Bowman, age 63, left his earthly home for his heavenly home and joined his first pride and joy, his six year old daughter, Brandy Elizabeth Bowman and his life-long best friend, the late Jerry (JB) Bumgarner, on Thursday, March 01, 2018 at Catawba Hospice House in Newton, NC.

Born Saturday, January 8, 1955, he was the son of Pauline Poovey Bowman and the late Melvin Leroy Bowman.

In addition to his father and daughter, he was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of ten years, Debra Miller Bowman; daughters, Megan Elise Bowman, Erica Jean Bowman; sister, Tina Denise Bowman; grandchildren, Jayden Bowman, Anthony Bowman and Abigail Galligher and mother-in-law, Betty S. Poovey.

He was a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Conover at 2:00 pm, Monday, March 5, 2018 with Dr. Ed Yount officiating. Burial will follow in the mausoleum at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm until 1:45 pm in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home prior to the service. The family will also enjoy your visits Saturday afternoon at the home of Michael and Debra.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Valley Hospice House, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658 or to Woodlawn Baptist Church, 440 7th St. Pl. SW, Conover, NC 28613.


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Randy Winebarger

March 7, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Michael I’ll have to say was one of the good ones he always would take time to talk to you and was always wearing a smile. He seem to have that funny and witty side to him that made him so special.

Shayla Lail Gaines

March 7, 2018

Polly, Tina, Megan, and Erica, I am so sorry that you have lost someone so special. I have known the Bowman family for many years. I just saw Michael several weeks ago, and we spoke to each other about our health problems. I asked him about his Mom, Tina, Megan and Erica, and he had a peaceful smile on his face telling me how everyone was doing. I am so sorry I could not attend the service. Megan, I hope you received the hug I sent you from Tina. May all the happy memories, help the family through this difficult time, take care, love you all.

Tina Carter

March 5, 2018

Debra, sorry to hear about your husbands passing. Keeping you in our prayers. Tina Fulbright Carter and Patsy Fulbright Bowman

Patricia Killian( Oliver)

March 4, 2018

So many memories flashback from elementary school and then to high school, where we learned the art of fast driving, racing each other from Conover, to Taylorsville, and to many more things we shared.
Despite the loss of the physical presence of You. We know that God has assigned him to watch over us throughout your life.
My condolence's to your family!

Patti K Oliver

Denise Shook

March 3, 2018

I'm proud to say that Michael was my Uncle. He gave me 2 beautiful cousins and another that I loved like my own before we lost her. My heart breaks for Debra, Megan and Erica, his 3 beautiful grandkids, Pauline, Tina and extended family and numerous friends. Prayers for everyone during this difficult time. Know that he is in good company in his heavenly home.

Betty Griffin

March 1, 2018

I wish I had memories to share. I don't, but I remember Michael and my sorrow runs deep for his family who may feel that he has been taken from them much too soon. You are in my prayers and my thoughts. I know this is a difficult time for you. God will provide all that you need. We can have joy when we know that our loved one is no longer in pain, is no longer sick, and best of all in the arms of Jesus. My prayer is that you will feel those same arms wrapped around you, giving you comfort and peace.