MOUNT AIRY — Mr. Early Wise Bowman, 78, of Mount Airy passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his home. He was born in Patrick County, VA on May 20, 1935 to the late Hobart and Ruth "Renie" Niten Bowman. Mr. Bowman was retired from D and H Railroad and was a member of First Reform Church in NY. He is survived by his wife, Harriet Larucci Bowman of the home; Daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and David Bone, Florance Bowman all of NY, Nancy Jean Bowman, Elizabeth Bowman both of Mount Airy, Janet and Charles Crandall, Daniele Reinenann all of Pilot Mountain; Son, Early Thomas Bowman of NY; thirteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Beatrice and Claude Miles, Frances and Junior Payne, Jean Horton, Evelyn Donathan all of Mount Airy, Earline Smoke of FL; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Dolly Bowman of FL, Ralph and Karen Bowman of Pilot Mountain, Benny Bowman, Harry Bowman, Glen Bowman all of Mount Airy; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bowman was preceded in death by brothers, Joe Edward and Charles Dean Bowman. A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy to help the family with cremation expenses. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.