Charles E. “Gene” Bowman, 89, passed away on February 21, 2018 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.
Gene was born on August 10, 1928 in Greenville, the son of the late Russel and Ethel (Dickey) Bowman. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Williams and two infant sisters.
Gene graduated from Greenville High School in 1946. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the Army and served in Korea. He was honorably discharged in January of 1948. He attended trade school in Chicago earning a certification in diesel mechanics. Gene retired from Dayton Power and Light in 1992 after 38 years of service. Gene was an avid wood worker, loved to travel and was also a 65-year member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge.
Gene is survived by his wife, of 67 years, Patricia (Kreider) Bowman, whom he married September 3, 1950; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Marsha Bowman; grandchildren, Sadie, Zane, and Wyatt; one great grandson; sisters, Phyllis Null, Cheryl (Mike) Cassagnol; and numerous nieces and nephews.
For the convenience of the family services and burial will be held at a later date.
The family has entrusted the arrangements to Tribute Funeral Homes in Greenville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati: Donor Development, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
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