Sr.Arvel Allen "Abe" Bowman Sr., 92, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Standifer Place.Mr. Bowman was a veteran of the United States Army; he served tours, during WWII, in both Italy and Africa. He was a longtime member of Morris Hill Baptist Church. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Bowman was a mechanic at Amos and Andy Buick. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.Mr. Bowman was preceded in death by his son, Arvel Allen Bowman Jr.; and by his grandson, Daniel Anthony Shelton. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Betty Jackson Bowman; his daughter, Brenda (Tony) Shelton; his daughter-in-law, Linda Bowman Lawson; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Nov. 19 2012, at Morris Hill Baptist Church, 1804 Morris Hill Road, Chattanooga. Mr. Bowmans body will lie in state at the church on Monday from noon until the funeral at 1 p.m.Committal services will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Rev. Bill Mason will officiate.The family will receive friends at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, from 3 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. For memorials, the family suggests the Morris Hill Baptist Church Missions Fund, 1804 Morris Hill Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.To view the memorial tribute and share memories with the Bowman family, please visit www.heritagefh.com.Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.