David Bowman, 85

David V. Bowman, 85, Wabash, passed away Oct. 14, 2019.

He was born Nov. 27, 1933 in Wabash, the son of Verne and Evelyne (Weaver) Bowman.

David graduated in 1952 from Eastern High School. He served in the Army, where he patrolled the Iron Curtain in Germany with military intelligence. David was a master electrician and a power plant boiler engineer.

He and his wife Caroline owned and operated Bowman's Candy. David was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, and also the Wabash Valley Sawdust Gang.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline (Floyd) Bowman, his parents, his daughter-in-law, Diana Lynn Bowman, and his grandson, Michael Taylor Bowman.

David is survived by his sons, Jay D. Bowman and Melvin Shaffer (Vicky); his granddaughter, Andrea Bowman; his granddaughter, Brittany Converse; his grandson, Matthew Shaffer;  eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bachelor Creek Church of Christ. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the Neptune Society, where online condolences may be shared at

Posted on 2019 Oct 23