Mr. Bowman served as Associate Professor at MTSU. He graduated in the top of his class at Cleveland High School and as Valedictorian of Columbia Military Academy.
He formerly owned and operated The Main Street Station Restaurant in Lebanon and received The Honor Guard Gold Star from President Lyndon B. Johnson. Mr. Bowman also worked for a time at the Lebanon Democrat in the dark room and as a photographer.
He was a licensed Pyrotechnic and a proud supporter of the Chicago Clubs.
Services will be conducted by Reverend Rex Davis. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
Survivors include his mother Glenna Walker Bowman; sisters Elaine B. Clark of Calhoun and Carolyn B. Jones of Murfreesboro; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his father, William Hahn Bowman Jr.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.