May 2012

RIP John Elden Bowman President Bowman Chevrolet>

September 5, 1938 – May 9, 2012: BOWMAN, JOHN ELDEN, of Clarkston; born September 5, 1938 in Springfield, Ohio to Thelma and Samuel Bowman; died May 9, 2012; age 73. Loving husband of Sharon, stepfather of Garrett Simonis. Proud father of Katie (Gordy) Coleman, Karen (Rick) Williams and Mimi (Ralph) Ridings. Cherished “Goppa” of Emme, Grant and Grace Coleman.

Devoted brother of Sam (Grace) Bowman of New York City, Julie (late Jack) McGregor and Gail LeFevre, both of Springfield. Also survived by former spouse Barbara Bowman Schirmer, many nieces and nephews, employees and friends. John was the President and Owner of John Bowman Chevrolet, Inc. for 28 years.

Along with his dealership, he supported Clarkston SCAMP, Easter Seals, Clarkston Area Youth Assistance, Angels’ Place, The American Red Cross, Clarkston Area Schools, community youth sports teams and music programs. John was a superb athlete, receiving 14 varsity letters in 4 years at Millbrook School in Millbrook, New York and played baseball and basketball at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. John also loved his native Ohio where he owned a family farm near Springfield.

Celebration of Life Service Saturday 12:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 1-9 pm and Saturday 11 am until time of the service. Memorials may be made to SCAMP or Easter Seals.

Online guestbook.