Calvin Watson Bowman, age 88, of Mount Airy, NC, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Central Continuing Care, Mount Airy, NC. He was born in Stokes County, on March 19, 1926, to the late John William Bowman and Annie Coins Bowman. He was a farmer and a painter. Calvin was cherished by all the nieces and nephews he left behind, and he was a role model for all his family. Calvin was an outstanding pillar of his community, who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Rosella (Rosie) Calhoun Bowman; one sister, Virginia Bowman Peele, of Courtney, NC; one brother and sister-in-law, Monroe Bowman and wife, Louise of Mount Airy, NC; and 24 nieces and nephews, as well as many grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Annie Coins Bowman; two sisters, Clarice Bowman and Louise Bowman May; and three brothers, Lee Bowman, Clifford Bowman, and Clayton Bowman. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM at New Home Church Of Christ with Pastor Tim Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 PM prior to the service at New Home Church Of Christ. Cox-Needham Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Bowman family. Online condolences may be made at www.coxneedham.com.