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Michael Rae Bowman, of Morristown, who grew up in Greene Co
TN, died Monday, June 17, 2013 at Morristown Hamblen Hospital.
He was retired from the United States Army after twenty
years of service. He worked as a superintendent and binding
manager at Quebecor (Kingsport Press, Kingsport, TN) for
several years. He was a devoted husband, father, brother
and had a great love for his grandchildren. Mike was an
avid fisherman who loved the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Conard Bowman, Sr.
and Ida Mae Thornburg Bowman; and sisters, Bobbie L. Starnes
and Callie Sue Broyles.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gisela Bowman; sons
and daughter-in-law, Patrick Bowman and wife Regina, and
Jason Bowman; grandchildren, Parker and Grant Bowman;
siblings, his twin sister, Pat Waddell and husband Lyndon,
JoAnne Cutshaw and husband Hal, Donnie Bowman and wife
Freddie Ann, Norma Leonard and husband Gerald, Conard
Bowman, Jr. and wife Doris, and Ravena Whittenburg and
husband Ricky; brother-in-law, Eddie Broyles; sisters-in-
law, Elisabeth and husband Hans Jurgen Schulz, and Luise
Katharina Doerner; many nieces and nephews; special
friends, Tommy Bowman, Willie Williams, Jane Thompson, Rick
Burgin, and Kenny and Sandy Renner; and his pets, Lucky and
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
Thursday, at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, June
6, 2012, at Doughty-Stevens Chapel, with Rev. Ira Junior
Gardner officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet
at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m., Friday, June
7, 2013, to go in procession to Andrew Johnson National
Cemetery for graveside service. Honorary pallbearers will
be Lyndon Waddell, Tommie Bowman, Willie Williams, Mike
Anderson, Don Dingus, and K. R. Brooks. Active pallbearers
will be Jason Bowman, Travis Waddell, Gary Hoese, Michael
Troy Starnes, Ricky Whittenburg, and Kenny Renner.
The Greene County Honor Guard and the Tennessee National
Guard will conduct military graveside service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Morristown Humane
Society or Greeneville, Greene County Humane Society.
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is serving the Bowman family.