Loflin Funeral Home

212 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC


Jake Arthur Bowman

August 23, 1943June 23, 2019

Jake Arthur Bowman, 75, of Julian, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Alamance House.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the Loflin Funeral Home Chapel, 212 W. Swannanoa Ave., Liberty, with Rev. Wayne Dunn officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Jake was the son of the late Arthur and Neva Joy Hester Bowman. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Desi Mae Maler and brothers, R.D. Bowman, Robert Bowman, Colon Bowman, and Jerry Bowman.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Brenda Bowman; daughters, Leigh Bowman and Tamra Bowman Turner (Ron); son, Charles Todd Bowman (Sabrina); grandchildren, Machenzie Leigh Bowman, Elise Turner, Alexis Turner, and Brittany Bowman; sisters, Hazel Kimrey, Rachel Thomas, Orpha Wiseman (Fred); brother, Lacy Bowman; sisters-in-law, Betty Bowman and Vivian Bowman.

Jake served his country as an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air Force. He was a master tool and die maker for Tyco, where he retired. He was a life-long member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and served as a deacon there for many years. Jake loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting, but most of all, loved spending time with his family.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Bowman family.


  • Arthur Bowman, Father
  • Neva Joy Hester Bowman, Mother
  • Desi Mae Maler, Sister
  • R.D. Bowman, Brother
  • Robert Bowman, Brother
  • Colon Bowman, Brother
  • Jerry Bowman, Brother
  • Brenda Bowman, Wife
  • Leigh Bowman, Daughter
  • Tamra Bowman Turner, Daughter
  • Ron Turner, Son-in-law
  • Charles Todd Bowman, Son
  • Sabrina Bowman, Daughter-in-law
  • Machenzie Leigh Bowman, Grandchild
  • Elise Turner, Grandchild
  • Alexis Turner, Grandchild
  • Brittany Bowman, Grandchild
  • Hazel Kimrey, Sister
  • Rachel Thomas, Sister
  • Orpha Wiseman, Sister
  • Fred Wiseman, Brother-in-law
  • Lacy Bowman, Brother
  • Betty Bowman, Sister-in-law
  • Vivian Bowman, Sister-in-law

  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell


  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 27, 2019


Jake Arthur Bowman

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Linda Sapp

June 27, 2019

Jake had such a humble, kind, soft spoken way about him, which made him so easy to love. He always reached down to put his loving arms around me when we encountered each other at the family get togethers. I loved him because he was real and took such pleasure in "just being there". He did not require being the center of attention, but his sweet spirit spoke volumes of the kind of man he really was. I feel sadness for those who watched him fade away before their eyes and for those who could not be there. May we keep his memory alive by remembering his love for all of us and strive to reflect the love of Christ as he did.


June 27, 2019

Brenda, Leigh & MacKenzie, So sorry to hear about Jake. I thought the world of him. He always had a smile BB never forget the times we had at Wrangler, dressing alike. Never forget the Halloween when you dressed as Dolly Parton, me as Loretta Lynn. Love you guys dearly

Sheila Kirkman

June 27, 2019

I am so sorry please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. So many memories growing up with my second family. I will never forget that smile that would light up the world. Sending hugs to you and all of your family. Love always! Sheila

Richard Cordano

June 26, 2019

So sorry to hear of Jakie’s passing.
He was on of the best employees I ever had . Everyone loved Jake for his common sense and country humor.
He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Karnell Barley

June 26, 2019

Aunt Brenda, Leigh and Machenzie,

I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Jake's passing. He was always larger than life to me. Such a kind and gentle spirit. I enjoyed so much being in his easy going presence. He was a light I will so miss. Thank you for sharing him with me.

With love and my deepest sympathy,


Dawn Light

June 26, 2019

Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed talking with Jake and you also Brenda. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Dawn Light

Mylinda Bowman

June 25, 2019

We love you Uncle Jake and cannot wait to see you again. You were an amazing man and you will be missed. Thank you for always having a smile and a hug for me. Always making me feel welcome.