Dewey "Bud" Bowman Jr.

May 26, 1932April 5, 2013
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HICKORY – Dewey “Bud” Bowman Jr, 80, passed away Friday April 5th, 2013 at Trinity Village after a period of declining health.

Bud was born May 26th 1932 in Burke Co. to the late John Dewey Bowman and Martha Louise Hendrix Bowman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Thelma Jean Keller.

Bud was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Korean War. He was a member of Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church and retired after working in various industries in the Hickory area. His passion was fishing and hunting with his beagle and bird dogs.

Surviving are his wife Carolyn Carpenter Bowman of the home, son, Rick Allan Bowman and his fiancé’ Ramona Frye, granddaughter Jessica Bowman Petree and husband William, great grandson William Petree IV, all of Hickory, brother Jackie W. Bowman and his wife Sandra, a sister, Judy Little and husband Ken of Conover, two aunts, Vivian Bassinger and Loretta Church, four nieces, Renee Poteat of Conover, Tammy Keller of Seattle, Washington, Debbie Bowman of Hickory and Robin Diane Bowman of Myrtle Beach, and 2 very special family friends, Susan Bowman and Becky Thompson.

Services will be Monday, April 8th , 2013, at 3:00 P. M. at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Dale Faulkenbury, Reverend Paul Deal, and Reverend Jerry Lingerfelt officiating.

Burial will follow in Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #48.

The family will receive friends Monday from 1:45 until 2:45 P. M. at Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 and Catawba Valley Medical Center, 810 Fairgrove Church Rd SE, Hickory, NC 28602.

Condolences may be made online at

Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



  • VISITATION Monday, April 8, 2013
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Monday, April 8, 2013



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Randy Bryant

April 30, 2013

Dear Rick,I was saddened to hear of the death of your father bud..boy i tell you he sure looks like you,2 peas in a pod.I know how hard it is to lose a loved one, you never stop thinking about them.I want to tell you and Ramona how sorry I AM FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AT THIS TIME.sorry to hear you guys are not going to spain with us the wine will be wonderful, hope it,s a good trip we.ll see. we love you and Remona and may god give you both peace at a time such as this.I am sorry I did not know about this sooner, Remona just told me this morning.My dear friend may bud rest in his new home,with the angels...we love you Rick Randy and Connie Bryant......

Walt Hangen

April 22, 2013

We were sure sorry to hear of your loss but know he no longer has to face the difficulties of this world. We never met but know of Bud through Ramona, Rick, Jessica and William. We feel like we are part of your family and share your grief and prayers.

Joe Ward

April 14, 2013

We are sad to hear of your loss. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Phyllis Maher

April 11, 2013

I remember Dewey (Bud), from the time he came to work around our pool. What a pleasure he was, always smiling and upbeat. Larry, enjoyed so much talking with him, and hearing his many interesting stories. He was past retirement at that time but, could still accomplish more in a day than we could in 3 or 4 days. Cheers! to a life well lived. Rick, you and family, are in my thoughts and prayers in your time of grief. Sincerely, Phyllis Maher

Christina,Jason & Ford Jarrett

April 9, 2013

So very sorry to hear of your families loss. May you all find peace and comfort in knowing he is with our Lord. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful photos & nice to see he was here to enjoy his great grand baby. May peace be with you in this difficult time.

Martha Mullins

April 9, 2013

I was so saddened to hear of your father's death. I remember him well, and what a fine man he was and how kind he was to help us with pool needs. I am so glad that Ramona called and let me know. I pray for God's comfort for you all in your loss, and once again, I am very sorry.

Susan Piotrowski

April 9, 2013

May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Susan and Andrew Piotrowski

Patsy Gilbert

April 7, 2013

With Deepest Sympathy, Ralph & Ruth Settlemyre and Family ( Bud's 1st Cousin)

cathy martin

April 7, 2013

the sweetest man in the world....who loved miss carolyn with all his heart. RIP

Tammy Keller

April 6, 2013

Love you Bud RIP