Bill Bowman

William "Bill" Bowman, Jr., 95, a lifelong resident of Bakewell, Tenn., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014. He owned and operated a saw mill for over 50 years. Bill was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed coon hunting and deer hunting. He served our country in the United States Army during World War II. Bill was of the Baptist faith. His parents, William and Sallie Hughes Bowman; brothers, Paul Hughes, Abe Bowman and James Bowman, preceded him in death. Bill is survived by his wife, JoAnn Standifer Bowman; three sons, Billy (Hope) Bowman, Robert (Julie) Bowman and Joe Bowman; his brother, Cornelius Bowman; six grandchildren, SPC Michelle Bowman, U.S. Army, Dakota Bowman, Estan Knox, Hazi Drew Bowman, Sara Grace Bowman, Brandi Nicole Bowman and William Jack Bowman; one great-grandchild, Robert Zander Bowman and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, with Rev. Joe Runyan officiating. Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association at Condolences and memories can be shared at Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

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