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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Wednesday May 25th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Rose Lawn Cemetery
Thursday May 26th, 2022

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James Ronald "J.R." Bowman, Jr.



James Ronald “J.R.” Bowman, age 66, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022 at his home.


J.R. loved living life – especially being with family and the ones who called him Papaw Bowman. J.R. retired after 44 years with General Dynamics as a Pattern Maker. When he wasn’t working, his favorite place was outdoors. He loved to hunt, fish, cycling, bird watching and was a lifetime member of the NRA. J.R. was a patriotic man who loved his country. There was only one J.R. – and he will be missed.


He was preceded in death by his parents, James “Buck” and Shirley Bowman.


J.R. is survived by his life partner of 12 years, Martha DeBord of Marion, Va.; daughter, Beth Cato (Chas Davis) of Richmond, Va.; sons, Dustin Bowman (Anna) of Marion, Va. and Chad Bowman of Chilhowie, Va.; sisters, Brenda Taylor (Wayne) and Debbie Yarber (Rick) all of Marion, Va.; brothers, Dale Bowman (Jinnie) of Marion, Va. and Billy Bowman of Bluemont, Va.; grandchildren, Lily Bowman, Samuel Bowman, Chance Lowe and Isaac Bowman; several nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Mike Halsey officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at Seaver-Brown Funeral Home at 10 a.m. for procession to the cemetery.


Pallbearers will be Chuck Osborne, Gary Hawthorne, Dale Osborne, Kenny Bowman, Tinker Bowman, Mike DeBord and Dean Dillman; Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.


To share memories of James Ronald “J.R.” Bowman, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for J.R.’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.


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A candle was lit in memory of James Bowman

Jeff and Diane Reid May 26 2022 5:42 PM

So very sorry. Your presence and attitude in the infusion room made it more pleasant to be there. Will miss y'all.

Shirley Taylor May 26 2022 10:29 AM

So sorry for your loss,love all of youall prayers.🙏

Nancy and Dewey Hammons May 24 2022 9:26 PM

I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family, I have many fond memories of our childhood years, our moms and dads visiting and all us kids playing…the years sure do pass quickly.. much love to you all..

Beverly Eller Bolling❤️🙏🏼 May 23 2022 10:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Bowman

Helen Vernon May 23 2022 8:18 PM

We are so sorry to hear of JR's passing. He will be missed by many. Prayers for all of you.

Anita and Gary Hawthorne May 23 2022 10:23 AM

We are so saddened over the loss of J.R. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers!
David and Connie Wyatt

David E. Wyatt May 23 2022 9:43 AM

Sorry for your loss.Prayers for the family.

Sherry Woods May 22 2022 11:48 PM