Edwin J. Bowman

July 8, 1930 - May 1, 2016
Edwin J. Bowman

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Edwin J. Bowman, 85 of Mills River went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 1, 2016. A native of Elmira, NY, he was a son of the late Hiram and Mildred Cornell Bowman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Edwin had spent his life as a carpenter before retiring in 1989 from Ducote Construction following 18 years of employment as a finish carpenter. He had also served as the volunteer fire chief for the Chemung County Fire Department for 15 years. He and his wife, Violet moved to Henderson County 40 years ago and attended Etowah United Methodist Church for 26 years. He was a square dancer for 45 years; he and Violet were members of the “Belles and Beaux” and “Jacks and Jills” square dance clubs.

Edwin was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be greatly missed by his family.

He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Violet Sovine Bowman; children, C. Daniel “Danny” Bowman (Tina), Jeanene Fisher (Charles), Donald Bowman and Karen Melvin (James); nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Ann Weiss (Robert), Marcia Green (Harry), and Robert Bowman (Harriett); other special family friends, Rena Bowman, Valerie Lewis, and Dawne Thomas; and a number of other family members.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. David Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday evening at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

To offer online condolences, visit shulerfuneralhome.com.

Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016
12:00 AM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Shepherd Memorial Park - Directions
5045 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791


Monday, May 2, 2016
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • May 02, 2016
    Bernadette Cantrell says:
    So sorry for your loss... My condolences to all of his loved ones. May you find comfort in the book of Acts 24:15.

  • May 02, 2016
    Dianne Bennett says:
    Loved how Uncle Ed always called me "Corky" My thoughts and prayers love, and hugs are sent to you all . Uncle Ed was certainly a special man, as you already know, and I will miss him greatly. Matthew 5: 24...."Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." May these words give you peace as you think upon them.

  • May 02, 2016
    Elaine Roe says:
    I am so sorry .Ed always had a smile and a hug.My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  • May 02, 2016
    Cheri Cantrell Mullenax says:
    So sorry for your loss. I remember the sparkle in his eyes when he would smile. God bless and comfort your family.

  • May 03, 2016
    David Barboza says:
    He was the kindest, most understanding, and loving man I have ever met. I will always have the utmost respect and admiration for him. I am greatly saddened by his passing and offer my deepest condolences to the Bowman family and pray our Lord bring you peace in knowing that Ed is now resting in the arms of our Lord.