OBITUARY

Robert D. Bowman, Sr.

April 27, 1934January 26, 2014
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Robert Daniel Bowman, Sr.1934 - 2014 Robert Bowman passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at age 79. He was born in Kentucky to Fred Hanna and Alice Pearl Bowman. He graduated in 1952 and immediately enlisted in the US Navy and was discharged in 1956. He married his sweetheart, Nancy Ann Seiple, in 1956 and were married for 57 years. They had 5 children, Terry (Darlene) Bowman, Wisconsin; Kathy (Randy) Kuhar, Pensacola; Robert, Jr. (Theresa) Bowman, Pensacola; Linda (Douglas) Herbert, New Jersey; and David G. Bowman, Germany. He loved his 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Herron, Tennessee; and Barbara Ruth Sumpter, Pensacola. Robert also leaves behind Mindy and Buddy, his beloved dogs. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Hanna Bowman and Alice Pearl Howell; brothers, Fred Bowman, Jr., Lawrence Bowman, Cecil Bowman; and sisters, Lois Carr and Daisy Jean Bowman.After living in Pennsylvania and New Jersey where he was employed by Johnson and Matthey as a supervisor for 37 years, Robert retired to Pensacola, FL and had been living here for the past 22 years.Robert enjoyed traveling to Okinawa, Germany, England, Austria, Norway and Switzerland. He also liked cruises to Alaska, Honduras, Mexico and Panama Canal. He traveled around the United States where he enjoyed visiting his relatives. Bob always had a smile or a joke for everyone he met.Visitation will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Riley Richardson, will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 2:30pm. Pallbearers will be Terry Bowman, Robert Bowman, Jr., David Bowman, Brandon Herbert, Randy Kuhar and Robert Bowman, III. Burial with military honors will follow at Myrtle Grove UMC Cemetery. Oak Lawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 30, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 31, 2014
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Robert D. Bowman, Sr.

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Mary Folsom

January 31, 2014

Nancy I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

January 31, 2014

Linda and family...so sorry for the loss of your dad and grandfather....thinking of you all...Connie

Ilona and Samantha Bowman

January 31, 2014


"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget"

Emma Harris

January 30, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the Bowman Families...

January 30, 2014

Terry and Darlene, So sorry to hear of your loss. Both of you, as well as your extended family members are in my prayers.

Michael, Manuela und Marvin Wolf

January 30, 2014

You are always in our hearts. We will never forget you and the great time we had together in Pensacola.

Frances Webb

January 30, 2014

Bob,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My prayers are with you and your family.

God Bless,
Frances Webb

Ted and Barbara Woolcock

January 29, 2014

Ruth so sorry for the loss of your brother. You and your family are in our prays. Ted and Barbara

Bob and Arlene Walsh

January 29, 2014

Our heartfelt sympathy to the Bowman family. Bob and I will always remember our time with Bob, his laugh and the twinkle in his eyes when he made you laugh. He was so much fun to be around. Rest well my friend in God's loving arms.

January 29, 2014

I am so sorry for the loss of Mr Bowman. My love to his wonderful wife. To Robert John, I know your pain. I know you will remember all the happy memories. I will always remember the great times you and your family shared with me. Joe (Little Joe) McDonald, The lifeguard of Pond Creek!