Ernest Charles Bowman

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Ernest Charles Bowman

Ernest Charles Bowman Ernest Charles Bowman Sr., 76, of Falls Mills, VA passed away at Wake Forrest Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer on the 20th of December 2018.
Ernest was born in a log cabin in Berwind Lake, WV and graduated from Big Creek High School in 1960. As member of Falls Mills Christian Church, Ernest was a passionate believer in Christ and cherished the moments spent with his church family. He was a Board of Director, Deacon, and Sunday School Teacher. Ernest worked for Ingersoll Rand for nearly 20 years, then opened his own mining repair shop, Hal-Bow, and has operated it for the last 35 years. Throughout his life, Ernest was kind and compassionate always putting the needs of others before his own. He always had time to answer a question or solve a problem, no matter how small.
He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his creator. Ernest was a devoted husband to his wife Sandra of 55 years. Ernest loved spending time with his family and enjoyed many vacations at the beach. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Allen Bowman and Ruby Bowman Hunter, Mother and Father in law, Lewis and Sally Patrick, brother and sister in laws: Bill and Taylor, JD and Vivian Atwell, and Earl Davidson. Ernest is survived by his wife, Sandra G Bowman; daughter Rebecca L. Bowman; son Ernest Charles Bowman Jr. and wife Amy Bowman; sister JoAnne and husband Donald Farmer; granddaughters Alex and Emily Bowman, brother and sister in law Lowell and Betty Patrick and Billie Sue Davidson along with numerous nieces and nephews.
The Bowman family is grateful for the many people who continually aided Ernest during his illness and offered prayers each step of the way. The family will receive friends from Noon to 1:00PM on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Falls Mills Christian Church with the service to follow. Minister Frank Watkins will officiate. Burial will be held at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA. Pallbearers will be family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Christian Acres.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com. Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the family.
Published on December 20, 2018
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City of Gary
Jan 03, 2019
With our heart felt sympathy we are sorry for your lost Mr. Bowman, was a gentle giant with a big heart. It was a pleasure knowing and working with him. To the family of Mr. Bowman, you will continue to be in our prayers. to his daughter Becky, we are here if you need us.
God has gained another Angel...
Tootsie and Willy Williamson BHS classmates
Dec 23, 2018
Dear Sandy, We are both so sorry to hear about Ernie's death. He was such a gentleman and always had a warming smile. Please know that we are so sad for you and your family. You are in our thoughts.
Mary Ledford Reynolds- BCHS class of 1960
Dec 22, 2018
Sandy, We lost another "owl" but God got another angel. What a wonderful man he was and I know you will cherish the memories you have of him as we all will.
Canine Ray and Shirley Stilwell
Dec 22, 2018
Sandy and family, our prayers go out to you in your loss. Ernest was a special man.
Emily Sue Buckberry
Dec 21, 2018
Sweet Sandy and Family...My heart and thoughts are with you during this time of parting with one of the best men that ever was. I cannot imagine how difficult the past months have been for you and yours. I've thought about you so often. May the peace that passeth all understanding be yours during this time; may healing begin for your family as soon as possible. I am so sorry that I cannot be in Bluefield and pay my respects. I pray for strength and peace for you and yours. With love, Emily Sue
Elizabeth Dalton
Dec 21, 2018
Sandy, so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.
Doris Ploss Morehead Class of 1960
Dec 21, 2018
I am so sorry we have lost Ern He was such a quiet person in school and always the perfect gentleman. Our "genteel giant" will always be remembered. Sandy, I'm praying that your heart will be filled with the peace of God during this time.
Peggy Farmer 12-21-18
Dec 21, 2018
You and your family have been and still will be in our prayers. Ernest was a kind friend and neighbor that anyone would love.
We are so sorry for your loss. My children Macky, Cindy and Mark send their send their love.
Roy Lee Cooke
Dec 21, 2018
Ernest was one of the kindest people I have ever known. His memory will be with all the many friends he leaves behind.
Margie Jones Stevens BCHS Class 1960
Dec 21, 2018
Dear Sandy and family,

Words cannot express how saddened I am to hear of your loss. Margie