FAIRBORN — John Wendell Bowman age 72 of Fairborn died on June 16, 2014. He was born the son of John W. & Mae (Hanes Porter) Bowman on July 16, 1941 in Chicago Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Edward, and Ronald. John is survived by his sons Kenneth (Janine) Bowman of Fairborn, and John Bowman Jr. of California; brother Steve Bowman of Tennessee; 3 granddaughters Kayla Southard, Morgan Elton, and Stacee Phillips; 5 great grandchildren Alyssa, Elizabeth, Anna, Jorden, and Camren; as well as several nieces and nephews. John was proud to have served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. John was a former member of the American Legion post 526. John was an avid Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers Fan. John enjoyed life and had many friends; one of his favorite activities was enjoying PBR with his friends at the Chapter II. John was a loving father, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed by all who love him. Friends may call in the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home 119 E. Main St. Fairborn Ohio 45324 on Thursday June 19, 2014 from 9:30AM to 11:30AM. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 AM with Pastor Ken Majors officiating. Interment will follow at the Dayton National Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.BurchamJennings.com.