Samuel Roy Bowman

April 6, 1922November 10, 2012
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Bowman, Samuel Roy-age 90 passed away November 10, 2012. He was a World War II veteran, member of the East Tennessee Veteran Honor Guard, retired from Kern’s Bakery of 47 years and a member of Mooreland Heights Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his mother and father, Ida and Will Bowman; sister, Willie Hepptinstall; wife, Tullen Minnie Lee; daughter, Linda Diane Lethco. Survived by daughter, Jennifer King and husband Bobby, Rebecca Lethco and husband Steve, Brenda Dorsey and husband Glenn; son, Samuel Roy, Jr., Ronnie Bowman, Randy Bowman and Roy Monger (Button); 12 grandchildren and numerous great and great great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 5-7pm with a funeral service to follow at 7pm. Family and friends will gather Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:15am for an 11:30am graveside service at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, John Sevier Highway. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Mary Rose Mulkey-Newsom

November 16, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the children of Roy during this sad time. May God be with you and give you joy to replace your pain. God Bless You Mary Rose Newsom

Melissa King

November 15, 2012

I will miss you pap! You were a great man and loved by many! I will miss not having you at my house for Thanksgiving and Christmas! And i will never forget how you would call me "Lynn" after my dad! Thank you for serving our country. Love you, R.I.P.

Stephanie Nelson

November 14, 2012

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies . . . Something your hand touched some way so your soul has expressed your love . . . It doesn't matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away.” Papa you was in my eyes the best Veteran the gave his life for his country and His family. You went though so many battle in you life alone now I know your at peace I'll miss your smile.Your Love you shown to me. And I'll always remember reaching in your pocket to get a piece of gum. You always called me your pest. I'll always cherish the days and years God gave me you...

David Flenniken

November 14, 2012

Godspeed Mr. Bowman, I know Ronnie and Randy, Button and your whole Family will miss you so much. It was a pleasure to know you. You served your Family, Country & Community in life proudly, now I know you will serve God in Heaven just as proudly. God Bless You!
David "Hoot" Flenniken, Alexandria Nicole and Amber Rose Flenniken

Gene McLemore

November 13, 2012

May GOD Bless you Sam it was a pleasure and honor to serve with you in the East Veterans Honor Guard ! GOD BLESS YOU !

cora allen

November 12, 2012

I Love & miss you Papaw! I know you are in a better place. I hope to see you one day soon.