James Bowman, 69

James D. “Jim” Bowman, 69, of Wabash, passed away on Jan. 5, 2017, at his home.

He was born to the late Charles H. Bowman and Mary (Hobbs) Medler on Feb. 2, 1947, in Marion.

Jim was a truck driver for Pierston Trucking. He served his country in the United States Air Force. Jim was a member of the American Legion Post 286 of North Manchester. Jim enjoyed racing and going to races. He loved his family and grandchildren.

Jim is survived by sons, Anthony “Tony” (Angie) Bowman of Wabash, and Troy Dietrich (Donna) of North Manchester; daughters, Deanna “Dee” Bowman and Mrs. Melinda (Tony) Adams both of Wabash, Indiana; brothers, Jerry Bowman of Lincolnville, and Butch Bowman (Debbie) of Gas City; sisters, Janet Gary of Marion, Paula Yates of Ohio, and Connie Skeens of Marion; six grandchildren, Anthony Bowman, Miranda Adams, William Adams, Christopher Adams, Olivia Adams, and June Adams; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister.

Visitation and funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor David Phillips officiating. Burial was at Friends Cemetery in Wabash.

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Posted on 2017 Jan 10