David Bowman, age 61, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018. He was an Army Veteran, drilling consultant, and commercial pilot for EBR mosquito control.
David is survived by his wife of 37 years, Emily Bowman; son, David "Michael" Bowman; daughters, Ivy Harp and husband Eric, Amy Townsend and husband Jared, Kim Bowman, and Melissa Bowman; brother, Gordon Bowman; sister, Allyson Sneed; grandchildren, Brendan Harp, Brooke DeVaux, Brandon Lyons, Colby Bowman-Simoneaux, Kaitlyn Bowman, Brianna DeVaux, Carly Richard, Caden Richard, Keyleigh Hidalgo, and Sutton Bowman.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Betty Dees and Robert Valentine Sr.; brothers, Norbert Dees, Anthony Dees, and Robert Valentine Jr.; sister-in-law, Olivia "Joyce" Burton.
Visiting hours will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home in Baton Rouge on Sunday, March 25, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:15 a.m. at Most Blessed Sacrament Church on Monday, March 26, followed by a funeral service Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Lyons, Colby Bowman-Simoneaux, Caden Richard, Joey Bowman, William "Bill" Welch, Houston Redmond, Maurice Edmond, Russel Bourgeois, and honorary pallbearer, Sutton Bowman.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma in David Bowman's name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
George & Lisa TownsendGuilford NY, LA
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Heaven is dearer when we have loved ones there. May the Lord bless you and give you peace.
Barbara BourgeoisBaker, LA
Truly sorry for your loss...many prayers for Emily and her family
Kelly BoudreauxMemphis, TN
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
cheryl hidalgoopelousas, LA
Mark LaneKingston, RI
The 1st words I heard from David were, "Excuse me mam, are you Sam? I heard you got a clean pet scan & wanted to congratulate you." I was ashamed that others were so very sick & I got good news. In the 1st 3 minutes of knowing him he taught me a valuable lesson about being a survivor. "Don't keep quiet about it! We all NEED to know." He & Emily were in it to win it & so good to me. The world lost a wonderful family man. My deepest sympathies to Emily, family & all his many loved ones. Prayers from NC.
Sam EmoryDurham, NC
Your genuine presence will be dearly missed! I truly cherish the times spent with you; you were so easy to talk to! Fly high Uncle David! Love you!
Shawn Trosclair & Carter Trosclair-SmithWalker, LA