Harold Bowman

Published 9:02 am Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wesley Bowman, age 83 and a native of Louisiana, passed away on Sept. 13, 2014. He was the son of the late John and Rebecca Bowman.

He was preceded in death by four siblings, Earl Bowman, Mildred Hazel Bowman Kerwin, Myeline Bowman Chapman and Clarence Bowman. He is survived by his younger sister, Shirley Doss (Lewis). Mr. Bowman was married to Lucille Miley Bowman for 54 years. Togeth-er, they were blessed with three children: a son, John Eric Bowman (de-ceased) of Man-deville, and two daughters, Serelda Bowman Young (Stephen) of Bush and Debra Bowman Palisi (Michel) of Madisonville. They were also blessed with seven grandchildren: Brandie Bowman Hansel, Jessica Young, Michael Young, Ryan Young, Thomas Palisi, Lexi Palisi and Kyli Palisi.

Mr. Bowman was a doting husband and a nurturing parent and grandparent who was dearly loved by his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a good man and a good friend. Mr. Bowman served in the United States Army as a young man, seeing duty in the Korean War. He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a switchman for 42 years. Mr. Bowman was also a proud member of the Williams Boulevard Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and actively involved with the Bus Ministry for many years. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at the Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa and include visitation on Sept. 17, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Sept. 18, 2014, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral services will commence at 11 a.m. on Sept. 18, 2014. Family and friends are invited to attend.