Mike Michael Bowman
Mike Michael Bowman
  • January 23, 1953 - December 1, 2017
  • Afton, Virginia

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Thomas Michael "Mike" Bowman, Jr. 64, of Afton passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, December 1, 2017. He was born in Front Royal on January 23,1953, son of the late Thomas Michael, Sr. and Palma (White) Bowman.
Mike graduated from Warren County High School in 1972 and attended Shepard College. He joined the Virginia State Police in November 1974 and retired after 30 years of service. During the time of his service, he achieved the rank of Master Trooper and was a basic firearms training instructor. Following his retirement, he worked for RMC Events, John Paul Jones Arena, and Mellon Estates in Fauquier County. He was well known for the many pumpkins that he carved. Mike enjoyed gardening and was an avid UVA fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved pets, Jenga, Ginger, and Sandy. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 39 years, Page (Hansucker) Bowman; sisters, Fern Payne of Front Royal, Judith Ann Huewe of Stuarts Draft; father-in-law, Robert Hansucker, sister-in-law, Lynn Hansucker of Virginia Beach; as well as numerous extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with Chaplain Paul Kvasnicka officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mike's memory to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gift Processing, 4742 N. 24th St., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ, 85016 or the Almost Home Pet Adoption Center, 29 Stagebridge Rd., Lovingston, VA 22949.
Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.