Gene Bowman

January 31, 1942 ‒ September 16, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

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.

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  • To genes family and um so sorry for your loss often have wonderd where gene was after he left Sara he was always nice to me may he rest in peace. Laura Hill

  • Saddened to hear of Gene’s passing. My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet and pleasant man while working at Sarca mfg. He always had a smile on his face and was a very intelligent man as well. He talked alot about his wife Linda and his love for her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Rest peacefully our friend. Tammy and Chuck Warner

  • I am heartbroken at the loss of such a wonderful uncle. He will be missed deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Love you.

  • It was a pleasure taking care of Gene. I’m going to really miss him. I loved teasing him about the Steelers and ” his man Trump.” You are in my thoughts and prayers Linda and family.

  • Linda- So sorry for your loss. I remember the last time you & Gene came by mom & dad’s for a visit. It’s been a few years back but I can remember the love you shared. You & your family are in my prayers! 🙏🏻
    Love & prayers from the Vestal family!! 🙏🏻

  • Linda and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. You all are in my prayers. I will miss seeing him at the salon and hearing about you adventures.

  • To Linda and family we here at Crane Physical Therapy express our deepest sympathies. Gene was a wonderful person, friendly, kind and most considerate. We hope that Linda finds peace and comfort knowing that Gene is no longer ill and is happy and joyful in his eternal home.

    The Staff at Crane PT

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    He was a good man; and a great friend.
    Will see you again in paradise