James Harper Bowman
James Harper Bowman
  • November 26, 1922 - March 25, 2017
  • Greenville, South Carolina

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James Harper Bowman, son of the late John Washington Bowman and the late Frankie Eblen Bowman, died March 25th, 2017.

Born and reared in the Caney Ford community of Roane County, TN, he graduated from Roane County High School and earned a B.S degree in Agricultural Science from the University of TN in Knoxville. He was married to the former Hazel Tindall of Harriman, TN, for 70 years.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bowman was predeceased by a brother, John Owenby Bowman; sister Dixie Bowman Evans, Mary Bowman Moody, and Betty Bowman McCullough.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Tindall Bowman, his daughters: Lucy Bowman Childers and Tindall Bowman Davenport, two grand-daughters: Kristen Childers Bumgarner and Katherine Harper Davenport, and one great-grandson: Torren Gage Bumgarner.

Mr. Bowman was an employee of Burlington Industries for 34 years, serving in managerial positions in various locations in North Carolina.

He was an ordained elder of the Presbyterian Church USA.

Active in community affairs in various locations where he lived, Mr. Bowman served as Boy Scout Master, District Chairman of Boy Scouts of America, and as a member of the Davie County Hospital Board.

A World War II Veteran, he served in North Africa, France, and various stateside locations. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

In 2001, Mr. Bowman and his wife moved to a retirement community, Rolling Green Village in Greenville, S.C. At the time of his death, he was a member of the John Knox Presbyterian Church, Greenville, S.C.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Bowman Family Cemetery, Caney Ford Community, Roane County, TN at 1:00 pm on March 30th, 2017. Evans Mortuary, Rockwood TN, is in charge.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association.