Robert William Bowman

Robert William Bowman

CHINA GROVE - Robert William Bowman, 79, of China Grove passed away Nov. 21, 2012 at Tucker Hospice House surrounded by family.

Mr. Bowman was born June 6, 1933 in the District of Columbia to the late David Louis Bowman and Hortense Frances Greer. Robert was a graduate of the University of Georgia and proudly served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Bowman was very active at First Baptist Church of China Grove and was a member of the handbell choir. Robert was also a teacher of his Senior Sunday School class. Robert enjoyed watching and supporting all University of Georgia athletics.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bowman is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Louise Macha Bowman.

Robert William Bowman is survived by a son; Robert C. Bowman and wife Chris of Concord; a daughter, Linda Wilson of China Grove; three grandsons, Jay Wilson of San Francisco, Ca., Michael Bowman and wife Jane of Richmond, Va., and David Bowman and wife Gwen of Kannapolis; and two great grandchildren, Olivia Bowman of Richmond, Va., and Dalton Bowman of Kannapolis.

Visitation and Services: There will be a memorial service on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in China Grove conducted by Pastor Steve Wilson. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-1:30 p.m. at the church.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, 302 Patterson St., China Grove, NC 28203 or the Tucker Hospice House, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

Carolina Cremation of Salisbury, North Carolina is assisting the Bowman family. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Salisbury Post on Nov. 25, 2012