Herman Lee Bowie Sr.

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M J R Friendly Service Funeral Home Inc
87 Paddio-Johnson Ln
Greensburg, LA

Herman Lee Bowie Sr., native of Colfax, La., and 60-plus years resident of Greensburg, La., departed this life on March 3, 2018. Born on October 16, 1931, he was educated in the Grant Parish School System and held degrees in Biology, Chemistry and Engineering from Southern University with farther studies being done at LSU. He taught in the St. Helena Parish School System prior to retirement from Dow Chemical with 27 years of service. He was a faithful member of Turner's Chapel since 1958, having served as church secretary under the leadership of several pastors, a member of the Steward's Board and first president as well as a founding member of the Gospel Choir. He has also served as both Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board at Greensburg Hospital, president of Council on Aging, a member of the Tri-Parish Anti-Drug Task Force and a deputy sheriff in St. Helena Parish. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Clara Lee Bowie; 3 children and 1 son-in-law Cheryl (Gerald) Adams, Baker, La., Lorraine Mercer of Raleigh, NC, and Herman Bowie Jr of Greensburg, La.; 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, 5 sisters-in-law and 1 brother-in-law. Preceded in death by 3 infant grandsons, parents, 4 brothers, 5 sisters. Viewing at 3 p.m. followed by Wake services at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, 87 Paddio-Johnson Road, Greensburg, La.; with funeral services to follow on Sunday, March 11, 1:00 pm at Turner's Chapel Church, 874 Turner Chapel Road, Greensburg, La. Interment in church cemetery.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 8 to Mar. 11, 2018
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