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Cecil E. Bowman

September 7, 1930 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 91)


Cecil E. Bowman, 91, passed away Sat., October 30, 2021 at Woodbury Health Care.  He was a native of Celina, Clay Co., TN. and was a resident of Murfreesboro.

He is survived by his wife, Elene Cavanaugh Bowman of Murfreesboro; children, Rita Kay Bowman Bryson and her husband, Terry of Readyville and Gary Lee Bowman of Sht. Mtn. Community; stepchildren, Teresa Castleberry Moseley of Murfreesboro and Walter Thomas Castleberry of Huntsville; grandchildren, Chrissy Bowman Vaughn, Nathan Bryson, Cecilia Bowman, Brooke Bryson Vanderbent, and Cassie Bowman; step grandchildren, Melissa Moseley Robbins, Matthew Thomas Castleberry, Sarah Kaitlyn Castleberry and Caroline Elizabeth Castleberry; brother, Edward Bowman of Newport News, VA.; stepsister, Teena (Arna) Smithson of Woodbury and aunts, Savannah Morgan and Beatrice Barrett both of Murfreesboro. Also surviving are 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Waymon & Clyde Rich Bowman; his first wife, Margie Elizabeth Knox Bowman and his siblings, Sarah Bowman and Billy Ray Bowman.

A member of the Antioch church of Christ, Mr. Bowman was a retired mechanic and auto body repairman.  He was also a church of Christ minister for many years.  He also fulfilled many mission trips to Jamaica. Cecil retired from the United States Army as Staff Sergeant and was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars.  He enjoyed restoring antique vehicles, fishing, gardening and spending time with his dog, Blackie.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bud Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow at Thyatira cemetery.  Pallbearers include Nathan Bryson, Jeremey Vaughn, Eric Robbins, Buster Alexander, Paul Nipper and Russell Paschal.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 4 pm until 8 pm and Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 11 am until 1 pm.
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November 2, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Woodbury Funeral Home

Funeral Service
November 3, 2021

1:00 PM
Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home
504 W. Main St.
Woodbury, TN 37190

Interment following funeral service
November 3, 2021

Thyatira Cemetery

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