He was born on Sept. 6, 1916 in San Antonio, to the late William Henry Bowman and Mary Jane Medford Bowman. He married Ada R. Northrup on Nov. 26, 1939 in Bexar County, who preceded him in death on Oct. 1, 2004. Dewayne served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WW II. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and had served as a Board Member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Beeville Kiwanis Club, VFW and American Legion.
He is survived by one son, Dewayne (Sherry) Bowman, Jr. of Beeville; two daughters, Judy B. (Wayne) Jones of Houston and Nancy B. (Willie) James and of George West; ten grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susie B. Childress.
Visitation was held on Friday, Dec. 12 at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Faith Lutheran Church. Interment followed at Beeville Memorial Park.
Serving as pallbearers were Brent James, Scott Gilmore, Doug Fohn, Dru Canion, Lucas Wright, Beau Bridges and Matt Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Lindstaedter, Jason Jones and Exculsive Home Health Family.
Those who wish may make donations to the Faith Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1500 E. FM 351, Beeville, Texas 78102.