Sgt. Maj. Willmer Allen Bowman, 83, of Curwensville, passed away early Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his home.
He was born on August 25, 1929 in Curwensville, the son of Walter and Twila (Dodge) Bowman.
"Allen" served in the United States Marine Corps from October 1946 to September 1976. During his time in the military he served a tour of duty on Guam, was assigned as a 1st Sgt. in his first tour of Vietnam and Sgt. Maj. in his 2nd tour.
After retiring from the military Allen went on to work for the National Security Agency until retirement in 1994.
Allen is survived by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis (Hall) Bowman and three sons; Clifford of Las Vegas, Rick and his wife Diane of Curwensville and Bret and his wife Rose of Houston, TX. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren; Brandy Bowman, Kristy (Bowman) Stephens and her husband Paul, Ricky J. Bowman, Dina (Bowman) Castelli and her husband Jason, Kelly (Bowman) Truitt and her husband Justin, Kimberly (Bowman) Beal and her husband Casey, Jesse Bowman and his wife Laura, Neal Bowman, Shelley Bowman, Zach Bowman and Jake Bowman as well as eight great grandchildren, a brother, Milford and his wife Jeannine of Curwensville, a sister, Betty Lou Notor and her husband Ronald of NC and a sister-in-law, Ruth Bowman of Curwensville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Theodore Bowman.
Anyone that knew Allen could see that he had a very enriched life consisting of a wife he adored, a fulfilling career that he loved. He will be greatly missed by his family and all those who had the honor of being a part of his journey here.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., Clearfield at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Robert Achey officiating. Interment will be in the Bloomington Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the DuBois Honor Guard.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and from 7-9 P.M. and on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of the services.
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