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“Tony was a wonderful person and friend to our family. Not only a Great pastor, he was always there when anyone needed him. I am so thankful for his...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Brenda Little

“Rev. Tony was a one of a kind country preacher. He was so loved and appreciated, and so kind and humble. Our family was deeply touched by his love...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: jessica sanchez

“Tony was such a wonderful person. For many years I attended Mattons Grove Methodist Chyrch in Richfield. About 15 of those years Tony was the pastor....Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Audrey Mabry - Richfield, NC

“My prayers go out to Tony's family and friends. He was a wonderful person with a big heart. Heaven gained a devoted angel. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Carsonna Bolden

“Sending prayers for all of you. Tony was such a good neighbor to my mother when the family lived in Misenheimer. He was a wonderful person. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jane Lefko Bell - Mount Airy, NC

“Tony was our Pastor at Charity UMC which was the beginning of his ministry. He was loved by all in our community. He visited with so people,...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jo Ann McBride - ELKIN, NC

“Dear Family of Pastor Tony, We are indeed saddened to learn of his passing. We appreciated knowing him when we visited HUMC; and especially when...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jeanette and Ed Parham

“I have never known a preacher like Tony. When there is work to be done at church or a fence to put up, he was there to help. We took a lot of trips...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Carroll Shull

“My sincerest Sympathy, thoughts& Prayers for his beloved wife Carol Son Jordan& Melanie. You´re in my thoughts n prayers. May God grant strength ,...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Crowder

“RIP Tony you will be missed. I am going to miss your inspiring post on FB. I loved your memories of family especially your grandparents and even...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Miller Young - Family

“I am very saddened to hear about the passing of Tony, he was the kindest most caring person I have ever known, he will be truly missed ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Keith&Debbie Morgan - Gold, Hill, NC

“My sincere sympathy to the family, church family and community. Tony was a most caring person to everyone. He pastored not only his congregation,...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Gale Fulbright - Hildebran, NC

“Rev. Tony was a true man of God. He put others first, others second and himself last. He was a great friend. My prayers are with the family. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sylvia Lail - Valdese, NC

“Carol and Jordan, so sorry to hear of your loss. Tony was such a sweet man and a wonderful pastor. We will keep you both in our prayers. Love to...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Poplin - Elkin, NC - Friend

Rev. Robert Anthony "Tony" Bowman, 59, of Connelly Springs, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Frye Regional Medical Center, following a period of declining health.
Tony was born November 7, 1961, in Catawba County to Robert Bruce Bowman and the late Ruth Sigmon Bowman. He was the Pastor of Hildebran United Methodist Church and actively ministered in the community through programs like Second Harvest, Missional Network, and Broughton Ministry. Tony enjoyed his tractors and farming; and was a member of the Icard Fire Department, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Carol Fox Bowman; son, Jordan Bowman and wife Melanie; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, family members, and friends. Special friends, Jamie Hollowell, Terry Annas, John Sanders, Caroll Shull, Rev. Sammie Martin, Bill Marshburn and Brand Lingerfelt.
A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hildebran United Methodist Church at PO Box 721 Hildebran, NC 28637.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.

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