Riley David Bowman Sr

Born: Thu., May 12, 1932
Died: Mon., Jun. 22, 2020

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Riley David Bowman Sr, 88 of Rice, VA passed away on June 22, 2020. He is the husband of Blondell Metcalf Bowman. He was a tobacco farmer who loved to work, collect civil war relics, Indian artifacts and anything antique. He was a charter member of the Rice Vol Fire Dept. and now was serving as an honorary member. He was a deacon at Pisgah Baptist Church loved to sing in the choir and spend time with his family and his dog Lacie. He is preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Louisa Bowman, 5 brothers; Walter, Ralph, Corbett, Acie and Columbus Bowman 4 sisters Lillian Duncan, Jocie Berry, Della Murray, Lucy Thompson and a granddaughter Erika Bowman.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Blondell, 2 sons Riley David Bowman Jr (Tyra) of Rice, Daniel Lee Bowman (Amy) of Farmville, 2 daughters Donna Bowman Nunnally and Dwayne of Rice, Dianne Bowman Daniel (Dennis) of Rice 1 sister Florence Miles, 9 grandchildren  and 1 great grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, PO Box 66, Meherrin, VA 23954. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 5:00PM in Trinity Memorial Gardens. Shorter Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Margie L Coleman
   Posted Tue June 23, 2020
Sympathy and prayers to a lovely family. May warm memories comfort you at this time.

Sandra Broome
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
Uncle Riley was my father (Walter) brother. He was a special man and will be missed by all. My condolences to Aunt Blondell, David, Danny, Donna and Dianne.

Linda & Mike Jarrett
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to all the Bowman family. May you find peace & comfort in the days ahead. God Bless

Charlie Martin
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
Sorry for the loss of a really great guy for the short time I knew him go fly high I pray that God will bless his family in there time of healing

Patsy Weaver
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
Dell and family. Please know how sorry I am for your loss. I know how hard it is to loss you dad.
Will keep you all in my prayers. I know Riley is us smiling and talking to old friends in heaven, like my dad,Gene another old Rice boy. Love to all, Patsy.

Esther Bates
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
Prayers for the Bowman Family during the loss of their Loved One Riley Bowman. He will be missed by so many.

Beth and John Farley
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
Del and family
We are so sorry for your loss. My dad, Walter Robinson, was so fond of you. He admired you for your work ethic and the love of your family.

Dana Dowdy
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Riley was such a sweet man. I’ll always remember his smiling face and the way he could make you laugh. Prayers for Blondell and all family members.

Steve and Patty Carmichael
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
To all the family,
Our deepest condolences to each of you. I have known Riley pretty much all of my life and have always known him as a smart, hard working, honest and caring man, with eyes as sharp as an eagle! He could spot a coin or arrowhead a mile away! Well, not quite that far. :) He will surely be missed so much, by so many. May God's love, peace and comfort be with you all through this sad time and through all the days ahead. Prayers!! ~Steve & Patty

Betty Pearson
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
So sorry for your loss and know that he is a much better place now. God Bless and keep you and yours

Harold Wright
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
I've known Riley and you for nearly my whole life. I grew up on the Hubbard farm about a mile from the Bowman farm. My late brother Bernard, as a teenager, used to hunt rabbits and squirrels with Riley.
May the Lord give you and your family peace and comfort at this time of your great loss.
Harold Wright Tarboro, NC

Martha Sykes
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to each and every one of you. I so feel your loss and mourn with you. So glad though,I was able to get to know him and share in the care for him. Love to you all.

Janet King
   Posted Thu June 25, 2020
George and I are keeping you all in thought and prayer for comfort and peave. He truly was a great man and will be sorely missed by so many.

Anne Stearnes
   Posted Fri June 26, 2020
Thinking of al of you at this difficult time. May your precious memories bring you peace ...God Bless...Anne Stearnes

Peggy Rogers
   Posted Sat June 27, 2020
Blondale, I am so sorry for your loss. you and your family are in my prayers!!! Love to all Peggy Hamlett, Newcomb, Rogers

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