Shirley Wyatt Bowman age 83, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at her home.
Shirley loved her family and spending as much time with them as possible. She was crazy about her kids and especially those who called her grandmother. Shirley loved to be outside and when she worked with District 3, she took such joy in delivering meals to so many in her community. But the day wasn’t started until she had her Hardee’s coffee and biscuit, and people watching on the Walmart parking lot. Her friendly, outgoing and loving way will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James R. “Buck” Bowman; parents, Frank and Laura Wyatt; sisters, Thelma Pruitt, Geneva Halsey and Chessie Sheets; half-brother, David Wyatt.
Shirley is survived by two daughters, Debra Yarber and husband, William, Brenda Taylor and husband, Charles Wayne; three sons, James Ronald “J.R.” Bowman, Jr. and significant other, Ellen Debord, Dale Bowman and wife, Jinnie, all of Marion, Va., and Billy E. Bowman of Bluemont, Va.; sisters, Louise Ruckert of Bealton, Va., Bertha Magdalene Martin and husband, Jerry of Marion, Va.; brothers, Bobbie Jackson Wyatt and wife, Katie of Chilhowie, Va. and Billy Franklin Wyatt and wife, Shirley of Marion, Va.; 11 grandchildren; step-mother, Emmogene Wyatt; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 12 noon at Rose Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Michael Halsey officiating. Everyone is asked to follow the COVID-19 Safety and Social Distancing Guidelines.
To share memories of Shirley Wyatt Bowman, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Shirley’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.