KINGS MOUNTAIN- Oscar Newell "Speedy" Bowman, 81, a resident of 407 Crocker Road, Kings Mountain, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at his home.
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Born in Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Carl W. and Mamie Moser Bowman and was also preceded in death by a sister, Val Bowman Bennett. He retired as a truck driver after 32 years. He was a member of Oak View Baptist Church of Kings Mountain, Fairview Masonic Lodge and White Plains Shrine Club. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Judy Jones Bowman of Kings Mountain; sons, Rickey D. Bowman and wife Angie of Cary, Dennis J. Bowman and wife Barbara of Charlotte, and Aaron Belt and wife Annette of Ellenboro; daughters, Lisa Bowman Rush and husband Richard of Charlotte, and Kimberly Bowman Hayes of Mocksville; grandchildren, Jennifer Bowman, Chase O'Brien, Rainey Belt and Wendi Belt; and four great grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Harris Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel
Officiated By: The Rev. Steven Blanton
Burial: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, with full Military Honors and Masonic Service
Funeral Home: Harris Funeral Home of Kings Mountain is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to the Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association, 1017 N. Washington St., Shelby, N.C. 28150
Online Condolences: www.harrisfunerals.com
Published in Shelby Star on Oct. 6, 2012