FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AUSTIN'S SERVICE VIA LIVE WEBCAST WHICH WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE BY 1pm, EDT ON FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2020. TO VIEW AUSTIN'S SERVICE PLEASE CLICK ON THE HYPERLINK BELOW.
Austin Earl Bowman, 90, of Monticello, passed away at 4:45pm, Sunday, July 5, 2020 at his residence.
He was born on December 14, 1929 in Bloomington to the late John Earl and Leota Fern (Cardwell) Bowman. On July 29, 1974 he married the former Ann (Caldwell) Stonerock in Monticello and she survives.
Austin was a 1947 graduate of Monticello High School. He was veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Korean War. He worked as a production manager at RCA from where he retired.
Austin attended Hickory Grove Church. He loved his church, God, and his family. Over the years he taught Sunday School, drove the church bus, and volunteered to preach two Sunday services every month.
He was a member of the AMVETS.
He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed playing basketball at the Monticello City Park until the age of 85. When he was younger, he enjoyed golfing and playing tennis with his siblings. As he aged, he enjoyed watching sports on television. He also enjoyed writing. He and his wife, Ann loved living in Florida and Tennessee. Austin really enjoyed euchre and if family was gathered, you could bet there was a serious euchre game happening. He rarely lost a game.
He is survived by his wife, Ann of Monticello, his children, Meggin (Mike) Turk of Washington State, Catherine (Bruce) Kilmer of Arizona, Austin (Vonda) Vanderzee of South Dakota, John (Barbara) Bowman of Las Vegas, Cathy Gruss of Monticello, Tony (Gail) Bowman of Virginia, Tammy Bowman (husband, Joe Noel) of Pendleton; siblings, Dr. Ronald K. (Judy) Bowman of Carmel and Patricia Edwards of Texas; nine grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Pam Bowman; brother, Kenneth Bowman; and a granddaughter, Megan Gruss.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 10, 2020 from 11am until the time of funeral services celebrating Austin's life at 1pm at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello. Pastor Erick Riddle of Hickory Grove Church officiating. The funeral service will be available via live webcast. The webcast link will be available on Austin's funeral home obituary page as soon as possible at springerfuneralhome.com
The family is encouraging that visitors wear a mask or face covering.
Burial will follow at Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery in rural Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Hickory Grove Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Family and friends are encouraged to share a memory or messages of condolence at www.springerfuneralhome.com