William Dana “Bill” Bowman Sr., 74, of Johnson City, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.
He was a native of Butler, Tenn., a son of the late Dana and Danford Grace Bowman.
Bill was a Retired Colonel in the U.S. Army. He also was an educator and former principal in the Washington County School System.
Bill was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church. He was a pilot and an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Argenbright, and a brother, David Bowman, who died two days earlier, January 27, 2013.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, William and Judy Ann Bowman of Johnson City; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Christine Lowe of Johnson City, Sue and David Rowland of Jonesborough, Cara and James Moss of Harriman and Jane Brogdon of Elizabethton; a grandson, Cody Bowman of Johnson City; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Mr. Bowman is scheduled for Thursday, January 31, at 8 p.m. in the North Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home under the direction of Dr. James Harrison. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at 8 p.m. A committal service will be conducted at 1:45 p.m. Friday, February 1, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. The Boone Dam VFW and Tennessee National Guard will accord military honors. Active pallbearers will be William Bowman Jr., Cody Bowman, Jonathan Herrmann, Terry Lowe, Bryan Bowman and David Bowman. Family and friends are asked to assemble at 1:15 p.m. Friday at Morris-Baker to leave in procession to Mountain Home National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sinking Creek Baptist Church, 2313 Elizabethton Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences are available at www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is in charge of arrangements.