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Suffolk - Jim "PaPaw" Franklin Bowman, 82, pass away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at home.
Jim was born in Knob Noster, Missouri, the son of the late William and Unora Rice Bowman. He was the widower of Opal Marie Bowman. Jim was a retired supervisor at Smithfield Packing. And served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was predeceased by a sister Alice, a son, Rocky L. Bowman and three grandchildren; Shane, Clynton and Brittany.
Survivors include his two daughters, Sherry Bodie and her husband Phil of Suffolk, VA, Christy Holtcamp and her husband Eddie of Warrensburg, MO; a son, Bradley E. Bowman and his wife Pat of Houston, OH; a sister, Etta Mae Clear of Warrensburg, MO; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Western Branch Community Church, 1935 Jolliff Road, Chesapeake, VA by Pastor Jim Wall. Burial to follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett's Creek Chapel, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk, VA. Condolences may be registered at www.bakerfoster.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 8, 2013