Clarence “Chuck” Bowman, age 95, of Jackson, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020, at Adena in Chillicothe. He was born October 25, 1924 in Jackson to the late Arnold and Mabel Pearl (Brohard) Bowman.
He is survived by his wife, Freida (Cooper) Ward Bowman; daughter, Valerie (David) Sisson; step-son, James Richard “Dick” (Cindy) Ward; grandchildren: David W. Sisson, Kimberly Sisson, Stephanie (Todd) Haynes, Diana (Brian) Webb, Denise (Nathan) Cummins, Tim Bowman, and Ryan (Megan) Ward; several great-grandchildren; his brother, William Bowman; special nieces, Joanna Congrove and Joyce Slater; special nephew, Harold Howe; and several other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Timothy Dean Bowman; his sister, Virginia Howe; five other brothers and sisters; and his first wife, Margaret (Waugh) Bowman.
Chuck attended Jackson High School and then joined the United States Army, serving in WW II in Europe. He landed in Normandy two days after the invasion. He lost numerous friends and comrades that day, arriving in a different landing vehicle which saved his life. Chuck then went on to work as a welder and supervisor, moving up through the ranks at B&W in Barberton, Ohio, retiring at the age of 57.
In his spare time, he loved carpentry and built several homes, including the one he was currently living in. He was a patriot; he loved the American flag. He watched his flag fly daily.
Chuck was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #81, and the United Commercial Travelers Organization. He regularly attended the Faith Ministry Center. He enjoyed the Veterans’ breakfast at the Nazarene Church where he could visit with his Veteran friends. Chuck was a people-person and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Private services will be held at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Hughes and Pastor Greg Hogue officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery with military graveside services. Per CDC guidelines and governor recommendations, we are limiting the number in attendance to 50.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Chuck’s memory to: Calvary United Methodist Church, 483 Chillicothe St., Jackson, OH 45640 and/or Faith Ministry Center, 24 Walter St., Jackson, Ohio 45640. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillum.com