Mr. Bowman died Jan. 27, 2014, at his residence.
A native of Dubach, La., he was the son of the late George and Cora Bowman. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Carlton, Lloyd and George Bowman; and a sister, Frances Megahan.
Thomas moved to El Dorado, Ark., and graduated from El Dorado High School in 1951. He majored in accounting at Southern State College in Magnolia, Ark., and then served 20 years as a supply sergeant in the Arkansas Army National Guard before retiring in 1969. He joined Monsanto in 1953, at the local Lion Oil Refinery and transfered to the company’s chemical plant in 1956. In 1969, he was appointed field sales representative, wholesale, in the plant foods and industrial products group of the Agricultural Division and was transferred to Albany, where he continued to work with Monsanto for more than 35 years.
Thomas was a Scout master with the Desoto Council area’s Boy Scout Troop No. 110 in El Dorado, Ark. He also was an avid golfer, and a longtime fan and season ticket holder of the Atlanta Falcons.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Linda Gregory Bowman of Clarkesville; his daughters, Dana Adkinson-Godfrey of Cleveland, and Wendy Bowman of Laguna Beach, Calif.; his granddaughter, Denne Adkinson of Clarkesville; and future son-in-law, Kevin Williams; two great-granddaughters, DaLayne Adkinson-Godfrey of Cleveland, and Devyn Shane Williams of Clarkesville; one brother, Bob Adcox; brother-in law, Mac Megahan; and several nieces and nephews.
Those desiring may make contributions to the American Lung Association at lung.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
The Northeast Georgian
Friday, January 31, 2014