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Stanley Keith Bowman

• Sep 22, 2018 at 10:48 AM

BRISTOL - Stanley Keith Bowman, 65, of Bristol, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born in Bristol, TN, son of the late Edwin and Janice Bowman. In addition to his parents, Stan was preceded in death by his siblings: Jan Bowman and Dwight Bowman.

Stan was a musician, sound engineer, motorcycle enthusiast, and a generous volunteer at his church. He served as recording engineer for many artists in the region, both at Classic Recording Studio in Bristol, TN and as a freelance engineer. Stan was a motorcycle salesman at Yamaha-Kawasaki of Johnson City, as well as manager at Shadrack Watersports and Christmas Wonderland light shows in Bristol, TN – the business named after his band Shadrack and owned by fellow bandmate, Keith Glover. Stan served for decades as a sound engineer and guitarist at Indian Springs Baptist Church in Kingsport, TN. Notwithstanding his relentless work ethic, Stan was a family man through-and-through and will be dearly missed by his loved ones. Surviving relatives include his sister, Pam Pinkerton Townsend; his children: sons Jesse, Zachary, and daughter Ally Hyder; his son-in-law Brett Hyder and granddaughter Adelaide Hyder; and his loving wife of 28 years Leslie.

The family will not be holding a formal funeral service but invite all of Stan’s loved ones to share their thoughts and memories of him at the Oakley-Cook Tribute Wall: https://www.oakley-cook.com/obituaries/Stanley-Bowman/ or email them to stanthemantribute@outlook.com. A tribute celebrating Stan’s life will be compiled from these memories and shared at a later date. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at The Village at Allandale and Life Care Center of Gray, as well dear friends and caregivers Chuck Tipton, Les Ferrell, and Zachary Anders.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the AFTD (https://www.theaftd.org/support-aftds-mission/) or the Bluefield Project (https://www.bluefieldproject.org/donate/).

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and be viewed by visiting www.oakley-cook.com. Arrangements especially for Mr. Bowman and his family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

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