Roger Dale Bowman

February 28, 1948May 7, 2021

Roger Dale Bowman, 73, of Taylorsville, NC passed away on May 7, 2021 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. Born February 28, 1948 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Clyde McCree Bowman and Cordelia Duncan Bowman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Travis Bowman, brother, Carroll Bowman and sister, Lillie Jo Elder.

Roger is survived by his wife of 51 years, Laverne Garner Bowman; sons, Stacy Bowman, Brett Bowman (Season); daughter, Holly Bowman Morrow (Jason); brothers, Charles Bowman (Carolyn) and Leon Bowman (Joanne); sisters, Phyllis Little (Harvey), and Frances Sigmon; grandchildren, Seth Morrow, Tanner Allen, Collin and Willow Collman; sisters in-law, Elaine Jolly and Audene (Tommy) Chapman; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021 in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory with Rev. Eddie Jolly officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Lutheran Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to The American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 or The Humane Society, 3224 20th Ave SE, Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be sent to the Bowman family at

The Bowman family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.


  • Shannon Chapman, Pallbearer
  • Brad Gilreath, Pallbearer
  • Jason Little, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Elder, Pallbearer
  • Charles Reitzel, Pallbearer
  • Eric Boliek , Pallbearer

  • American Diabetes Association
  • Humane Society of Catawba County


  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • A Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 13, 2021


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Wayne Pritchard

May 11, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts go to uncle Roger and to you the family Aunt Laverne, Stacy, Holly and Brett. My our memories of him be forever embedded in our hearts thoughts and actions.
Let us cherish the time that we got to spend with him; while remembering he is looking and smiling down at us in a much better place.

Wayne & Family

Sharon Elder Reitzel

May 11, 2021

Uncle Roger just knowing you are feeling no pain anymore and you are in the gates of heaven helps with some of the pain I am having with you being gone. We grew up like brother and sister and loving you as a brother. I am surely going to miss you but I know we will see each other one day. We can continue playing like we played as kids. In loving memory ,your niece Sharon. love you so much❤️❤️❤️

holly morrow

May 11, 2021

I know you have peace and there is no more pain, Daddy. I love you with all my heart and soul. I have great joy in knowing that I will see you again someday, Daddy. Until then, I love you.

With all of our love,

Holly, Jason, and Seth