Capt. Marion V. Bowman, United States Marine Corps retired, 84, of Campbellsville, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Taylor Regional Hospital.
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Son of the late Luther and Bessie Chappell Bowman, he was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Taylor County.
He attained the rank of captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea and Vietnam. After retiring from the Marines, he taught at the Naval Air Station in Memphis for 16 years. He later returned to Campbellsville, where he was the first recipient of the Taylor County Patriotism Award.
He was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church and also attended services at First Church of God with his wife. He also was a member of Gideons International.
He was married to Anna Sue Stone Bowman. She preceded him in death.
He later married Willine Bowman. She survives.
Survivors also include six sons, Phil Garcia, Huel J. Chenault and Stephen "Pat" Bowman, all of Memphis, Tenn., David L. Chenault and his wife, Terri, of Byhalia, Miss., Michael A. Bowman and his wife, Debbie, of Jacksonville, N.C., and Robert S. Bowman and his wife, Jackie, of Arlington, Tenn.; a sister, Mildred Walker of Brandywine, Va.; two stepsons, Greg Barnett and his wife, Barbara, of Calvary, Ky., and Doug Barnett and his companion, Sandy McFelea, of Campbellsville; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Tuesday, July 22, at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home in Campbellsville.
Burial with full military honors was in Elliot Cemetery.
Family requests that memorial contributions take the form of donations to Gideon Bibles and they can be made at the funeral home.
Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home
503 East Main St. Campbellsville, KY 42718
Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on July 30, 2014