Jimmy Dale Bowman

1934 - 2019

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Jim D. Bowman, age 84, formerly of Mt. Blanchard, Ohio, currently of Findlay, died Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona, where he and his wife wintered for the past 29 years. He was born on March 20, 1934 in Hancock County to the late Carl L. and Iva Elizabeth (Krout) Bowman. On June 5, 1954, he married Janice Ann Trout and they would have been married for 65 years this June. He is survived by his children: Gary (Deb) Bowman of Mt. Blanchard, Don Bowman of Mt. Blanchard, Denny (Connie) Bowman of Findlay, and Patricia Davis of Clarkston, MI.; brother, Bob (Rosalyn) Bowman of Mt. Blanchard; and sister, Jane Harakal of Ft. Worth, Texas. He has 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a son, Carl Ray "Harry" Bowman; brothers: Kenneth and Jack Bowman; sisters: Evelyn Biery, Ruthanna Ozment, Joan Beckwith; and infant sister, Elizabeth. Jim retired from Cooper Tire and Rubber Company after a 35 year career. He was a member of Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed stained glass, golfing, fishing, especially at Lunar Pier on Lake Erie, playing cards, and mushroom hunting. He loved his family and friends, always cherishing the times spent together. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 2:00-8:00pm at CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Arlington. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church on Saturday at 11:00am with visitation at the church one hour prior to the services. Pastor Brett Kelly will be officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Memorials may be given to either the Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church, the Riverdale Athletic Dept. or to the Mt. Blanchard Park. Online memorials are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Friday, March 1st 2019 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church[Map]
    204 S. Main St
    Mt. Blanchard, Ohio 45867
    Saturday, March 2nd 2019 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, March 2nd 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church [Map]
    204 S. Main St
    Mt. Blanchard, Ohio 45867

  • Final Resting Place:

    Riverview Cemetery [Map]

    Mt. Blanchard, Ohio

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To : The Bowman Family
Date :Thursday, February 28th 2019
From : Rob and Laurie Clements
Our hearts and prayers go out to your entire family. We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, Dad, grandpa and just an amazing man. He and all of you have been so much like family over the years. I know he will be missed. And to me he will for ever be Uncle Jim. God bless you all.

To : Donnie Den and All of the Bowman family
Date :Thursday, February 28th 2019
From : Karen and Jeff Crawford
Our heartfelt sympathies are sent to you all in the loss of your dad. We know your pain as we lost mom 2 weeks ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead. God be with you all!

To : Aunt Janice Patsy all
Date :Thursday, February 28th 2019
From : Mark Rita Sierra Beckwith
We are so sorry for your loss.. The world will be a little less bright without him.. We are sending prayers for comfort and peace in the coming days..
Wish we could be there, but our hearts are with you always!
Love you!

To : Bowman Family
Date :Thursday, February 28th 2019
From : Tim
Please accept our deepest sympathies over the loss of Jimmy. We pray that God will provide the family with the strength needed to endure this difficult time. As one faithful man said, I have hope toward God, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. May the Family cherish these words and find comfort in this wonderful hope from God. jworg

To : The Jim D Bowman Family
Date :Friday, March 1st 2019
From : Jack Glick
May your memories be a precious source of peace, strength, and comfort in the days ahead.
My deepest sympathy


To : JaniceGary Don Denny and the Bowman Family
Date :Friday, March 1st 2019
From : John and Elaine Nye
So sorry to hear the passing of Jim. I am sure you have many great memories of times spent with him. Take care and God Bless

To : Patricia Davis
Date :Friday, March 1st 2019
From : Laurie Thompson
I am so sorry for your loss. It is good that you are celebrating your Dad’s life. Love to you and prayers for you and your family.

To : Denny and Connie and family
Date :Saturday, March 2nd 2019
From : Cathy Lishawa
I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad and Father-in-law. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

To : Bowman Family
Date :Saturday, March 2nd 2019
From : Jerry Ann Stout
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. You have our sincere sympathy.

To : The Bowman Family
Date :Saturday, March 2nd 2019
From : Holly Walters
I am sorry that I cannot be there to give Janice a big hug and give my sympathies directly. Such a sad feeling when we lose people who have shaped our lives and experiences. I pray through these days ahead that you seek comfort and peace.

To : Denny and Connie
Date :Saturday, March 2nd 2019
From : Sheila Richardson Burnside
Thinking of you and your family as you say goodbye to your father. I know first hand the heart break you are feeling and pray that God’s comforting grace will be with all of you at this sad time.

To : The Bowman Family
Date :Saturday, March 2nd 2019
From : Laura Kotting
I am so very sorry for your loss....Nate always talked his grandfather. I know he will be missed. Love, Laura