Reverend Kenneth Howard Bowman, Sr.

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“Kenneth was faithful to his testimony and his life counted for the Lord. Now he is in that place so wonderful that no one can even imagine it. ...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Christa Gerkin Bryant - Corryton, TN

“Kenny, Danny, and Becky: I will miss your Dad. He was a wonderful person and one of the best Christian examples I have known. He was...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Mark Gilbert - Chattanooga, TN

“I wanted to send my condolence to Kens family. I met Ken at Brakefill when I was visiting my friend Roberta Dates.. Ienjoyed our visits and he was a...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Janell Snodgrass - Knoxville, TN

“kenneth jr. ,danny, and becky and the rest of your familys our prayers go out to you and god bless you all, danny we use to go to the boys club...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Ricky Pinkston - knoxville, TN

“Mr Bowman help change the direction of my life when he was at the Boy's Club. I was going down fast and he helped me get on track. Haven't seen him...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jack Strange - long ago friend


Bowman, Reverend Kenneth Howard, Sr., age 92 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday morning, July 26, 2011 at Brakebill Nursing Home. He was a founding member of Berean Bible Church and attended West Park Baptist Church. Reverend Bowman became the Chaplain for numerous nursing homes in the Knoxville Area and was the former pastor of Grove Park Baptist Church. He retired as Director of Boy’s Club of America in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, TN and was a United States Army Air Corps veteran serving during World War II. Kenneth was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Mildred McCarter Bowman and grandson, Chad Kerley. He is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth H. Jr. Austin, TX and Daniel M. “Dan” and Annette Bowman of Knoxville and daughter, Rebecca Ann “Becky” Lockhart of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kent Bowman, Whitney Hungerford and husband, Tristan; Kimberly “Kim” Rene Lockhart; great-grandchildren, Alex Bowman, Kylie Bowman, Danielle Rogers, Reagan Rogers, Brayden Kerley, Cinna Lockhart and Amelia Pirckle, brothers, Dr. Robert Bowman, Don Bowman and sister, June McNabb. A celebration of Reverend Bowman’s life will be held 4:00 PM Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with his beloved brother, Dr. Robert Bowman officiating. Family and friends will meet by 9:15 AM Monday at the Rotunda of Tennessee State Veterans’ Cemetery for a 9:30 AM interment service with full military honors presented by the Volunteer State Veterans’ Honor Guard. Online condolences may be sent to www.rosemortuary.com. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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