James Bowman(1929 - 2013)

James Grady Bowman


James Grady Bowman, 84, husband of Virginia Rainey Bowman, died Thursday, July 25, 2013.

Born in Greensboro, NC, he was the son of the late Grady Bowman and Callie Fortner Robinson.

Mr. Bowman was retired from Smith-Dray Line. He was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church, former member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church, the Civitan Club and was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 64 years, are three daughters Beryl Bailey of Greer, Nancy Brown of Greenville and Sarah Bagwell of Greenville; two sons, Samuel Bowman of Anderson and Timothy Bowman of Greenville; a sister, Dianne Robinson of Greenville; thirteen grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown with the funeral service following at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to EL-Shadai Charitable Trust, c/o Brushy Creek Baptist Church, 4999 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC 29687.

The family will be at the residence.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.


Funeral Home

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 232-6733

Published in The Greenville News on July 27, 2013