Dr. David Matthew Bowen

December 16, 1974May 28, 2018

Dr. David Matthew Bowen of Peachtree City, GA, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018, after a long illness.

Matt was born on December 16, 1974, in Rome, GA. He graduated from Darlington School in 1993, from Tulane University with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology in 1997, and from The Medical College of Georgia in 2001 with an M.D. Degree. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis in 2001, followed by a Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In addition, he completed a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. After completing his formal training, Matt and his family moved to Pensacola, FL, where he was associated as a partner with Acumen Imaging and Interventional. In January 2017 until the time of his death, he was associated with Georgia West Imaging, Carrollton, GA.

Matt is survived by his wife, Deanna Tate Bowen, to whom he was married on January 24, 2004, and by his son David Tate Bowen. He is survived by his parents, David and Bonnie Bowen, and by his sister Elizabeth Betz (Ballard) of Rome. A number of nieces and a nephew, his hide-and- seek partners, also survive him, as well as a favorite Aunt and Uncle Charlene and Alan Bowen. Matt loved his large extended family and always looked forward to family reunions. Both his paternal grandparents, D.M. and Estelle Bowen(Rome), and maternal grandparents, Sadie and Robert Risher(South Carolina), are deceased.

Matt loved working as a radiologist and felt energized by his work. However, he was always looking for ways to spend more time with his son. Devoted to his grandparents, he called them every Sunday night for years after he went away to college and other training. He was an avid sports fan, in particular UGA football. He had a huge sense of humor…in general a funny guy. He was loyal to his friends. He was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

A graveside service for David Matthew Bowen will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Eastview Cemetery on Kingston Rd. in Rome GA. Friends and family are welcome to express their condolences during a reception directly after the graveside service at Second Avenue Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Daniels Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, June 2, 2018

Dr. David Matthew Bowen

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Paulette Perryman

January 7, 2019

I went to Darlington for four years and Matt and I were in the same grade. For those Middle School and Upper School years, he always excelled at his studies, was unassuming and polite. As a teenage boy, he had a natural sense of kindness and good manners, that undoubtedly continued into adulthood.
I am so sorry for your loss. What a credit he was for our class.

Susan Green, Central Baptist Church

June 17, 2018

My heart goes out to you and your family, Deanna. I was the one who talked w/your husband after you visited our church, Central Baptist in Newnan, on 8/27/17. He told me about his diagnosis and that he would receive his treatment at P-F. We gladly added him to our prayer list. My husband and I will be praying for you and yours. No words can help but prayers are offered.
Thank you for calling the church and letting us know of your loss.
May GOD hold you all in his arms and give you comfort.

Your friend in Christ,
Susan Green

Rob Smith

June 8, 2018

Matt was a great partner and radiologist. Always willing to stop and give a consult when asked. He had a great sense of humor. My condolences to his family on their loss. May he be at peace in the presence of our Lord.

Shanna Carnley

June 5, 2018

I was so sad to hear of Dr. Bowen's passing. He was such a nice person and great with our patients. You always knew it was going to be a good day when Dr. Bowen was the radiologist scheduled. Such a tremendous loss.... He will truly be missed ✝


June 4, 2018

I am so saddened to hear of Dr. Bowen's passing. I worked with him at Baptist in transcription as well as a member of the RIS/PACS team. We really hated to lose him when he moved because we considered him one of the best radiologists and a good person in general. May he rest in peace as I continue to pray for his loved ones.
(P.S. I never knew he was born in Rome, GA- so was I!)

Roxsann Roberts

June 2, 2018

I have many fond memories of Matt and Deanna from residency. I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in my thoughts at this difficult time.

Karen Schell

June 1, 2018

We met Matt and Deanna Bowen at the completion of his training to become a Radiologist. We were fortunate that they chose Pensacola as their home and where he would initially begin to practice Radiology. We had the pleasure of working with him for many years. He was a fine man, committed to his family and his patients. He will be greatly missed.

"There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief." Aeschylus

It is with Joy that we recall the time spent working with this "Good Doctor"
He did many great works on behalf of his patients during his time as a Radiologist.

Mike and Brenda Stansell

May 31, 2018

So sorry to hear about your loss. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping that knowing you and your family are loved by so many will help somehow to ease your sorrow during this difficult time.
Mike and Brenda Stansell

Becky Bentley

May 31, 2018

I am so truly sorry to hear of Matt's passing. I had the pleasure to work with him at UT Medical Center and at Gulf Breeze Hospital. He was such a fun guy to be around (especially during football season).

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

JoAnn Rose

May 31, 2018

My heartfelt sympathy to Dr. Matt Bowen's family, colleagues and friends.
I had the honor & pleasure to work with him at Gulf Breeze Hospital & Andrews Institute.
He was professional and very good with his patients and the Imaging Team.
May he rest in peace, free of pain and suffering.