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212 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC

OBITUARY

Willis E "Junior" Bowman Jr.

June 1, 1936November 3, 2019
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Willis E. “Junior” Bowman, Jr., age 83, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2019. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Margaret Pike Bowman, his parents, Willis Elmer & Eunice Bowman and his brother, James Boyd Bowman. He is survived by his children, Dennis (Clara) Bowman, Deborah (David) Castillo, and Darrell (Cheryl) Bowman; his grandchildren, Michael and Jeffery Bowman, Jamie Saunders, Christy Oxendine and Ryan Hoover. Junior was born June 1, 1936 in Liberty and married his love in 1955. He had three children before completing his family with five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He worked as a long haul truck driver for Cone Mills and as a car salesman. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping and skiing for days on Lake Tillery. He was an avid NASCAR racing fan. After retirement, he loved to maintain his lawns with his John Deere. He will be fondly remembered for his optimism, sense of humor and his ability to never meet a stranger. A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, November 6, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty. His funeral service will be held at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Following the service, burial will be at Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park in Julian. For your preference, contributions can be made to the Almost Home Group, Thomasville, NC, with a mission is love and individualized care or the Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated. 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.

  • FAMILY

  • Willis Elmer Bowman, Father (deceased)
  • Eunice Bowman, Mother (deceased)
  • Margaret Pike Bowman, Wife (deceased)
  • James Boyd Bowman, Brother (deceased)
  • Dennis Bowman, Son
  • Clara Bowman, Daughter-in-law
  • Deborah Castillo, Daughter
  • David Castillo, Son-in-law
  • Darrell Bowman, Son
  • Cheryl Bowman, Daughter-in-law
  • Michael Bowman, Grandchild
  • Jeffery Bowman, Grandchild
  • Jamie Saunders, Grandchild
  • Christy Oxendine, Grandchild
  • Ryan Hoover, Grandchild
  • DONATIONS

  • the Almost Home Group, Thomasville, NC, with a mission is love and individualized care or the Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019

Memories

Willis E "Junior" Bowman Jr.

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Scott Davis

November 6, 2019

Jr was always a very friendly man with a smile on his face and a story to tell. Use to play horse shoes at lake tillery and cut up and have good times.

Larry Simmons

November 6, 2019

My daddy cut his hair till he passed away '64. I knew he and Margaret when I was growing up. They were good people. I sold him a new Ford F350 to haul cars. He didn't like it, didn't have enough power.

Love , Larry Simmons

Madison Sheriff

November 5, 2019

I loved working with Willis at Almost Home. I work third shift and he'd stay up all night with me wanting to eat snacks or occasionally breakfast at 3am, do crossword puzzles and watch tv. He also loved to hold my hand and talk about this trucking days and especially loved talking to me about his kids and wife. I loved spending time with him and it's definitely not gonna be the same at night at the perryman house now but I'm gonna miss him tremendously. My prayers are with his family. I love you Willis❤

Dawn Light

November 5, 2019

To the family and friends of Junior,
We always enjoyed Junior coming in and sharing his jokes and his comical personality with us. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Dawn and Jerry Light

Marcia Day

November 4, 2019

So many wonderful memories of Junior and Daddy and how much they enjoyed working together after retirement and how they loved to make us laugh. Sitting here with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face at the same time. I know how much each of you will miss him in the days and months and years to come. God bless and keep each of you. Dwell on the good memories.

Kayla Dunbar

November 4, 2019

Willis was an amazing man & very wise I’m glad I was able to meet & help take care of him. We use to watch tv & eat snacks before I got off of work from 9pm-11pm he would ask was I staying the night I would say no not tonight & he would offer me an recliner to sleep in . He loved all the girls he even said he would marry a few of us 😂 but then say he want us all 😂💗 he always told me when I worked doubles that I would make an amazing truck driver. Working with Willis made me realize that I want to continue to work in this field & I want to continue my education to open up my own nursing home / facility one day he really touched my heart , hopefully soon I will be able to touch others .❤️

Carol Stevenson

November 4, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a good man, always smiling and joking. He will be missed.

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Biography

Willis E. “Junior” Bowman, Jr., age 83, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2019. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Margaret Pike Bowman, his parents, Willis Elmer & Eunice Bowman and his brother, James Boyd Bowman. He is survived by his children, Dennis (Clara) Bowman, Deborah (David) Castillo, and Darrell (Cheryl) Bowman; his grandchildren, Michael and Jeffery Bowman, Jamie Saunders, Christy Oxendine and Ryan Hoover.

Junior was born June 1, 1936 in Liberty and married his love in 1955. He had three children before completing his family with five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He worked as a long haul truck driver for Cone Mills and as a car salesman. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping and skiing for days on Lake Tillery. He was an avid NASCAR racing fan. After retirement, he loved to maintain his lawns with his John Deere. He will be fondly remembered for his optimism, sense of humor and his ability to never meet a stranger.

A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, November 6, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty. His funeral service will be held at The Loflin Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Following the service, burial will be at Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park in Julian. For your preference, contributions can be made to the Almost Home Group, Thomasville, NC, with a mission is love and individualized care or the Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated.

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.