January 31, 1942 ‒ September 16, 2019
Gene Lewis Bowman, 77, peacefully passed away early Monday, September 16, 2019, in his Mansfield home with family by his side.
He was born Jan 31, 1942, in Mansfield to parents Harold Lewis & Betty (Coe) Bowman. He played football at Bellville High School and graduated with the class of 1960. Gene met a beautiful young lady named Linda and after a year of dating he told her, “Baby girl, I think we’d better get married” and they did on June 14, 1975.
Gene worked more than 27 years with the Ohio Brass foundry. He always worked two jobs, and from 1973-1999 he delivered for three courier services: Purolator, Falcon Express, and Airborne Express. He often found delicious looking restaurants while he was driving his route, and would bring his wife Linda to explore those areas in his off time. The couple enjoyed many weekend getaways together.
In younger years, Gene loved taking his boat out on Lake Erie and exploring the islands. He was a lifelong football fan and often rooted for the Steelers. Gene will be remembered as a compassionate and hardworking man who liked to dress sharply and deeply loved his family. He attended Cornerstone Church in Ontario.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Linda Bowman of Mansfield; children Ed (Juanita) Bowman of Ashland, Shelia Hout of Mansfield, Eric (Stacey) Bowman of Mansfield, Mark (Carla) Bowman of Monroe, MI, and Lisa (Chris) Latta of Auburn, IN; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister Joyce Bowman of Mansfield.
His family will receive friends 6-8 pm Thursday, September 19, 2019, in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where Gene’s funeral service will be held 10 am Friday officiated by Pastor Bill Crank. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery. Contributions to Kindred Hospice or Cornerstone Church may be brought or sent to the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Gene‘s family and encourage you to share a memory and watch his tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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