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Harry Lee Bowman

June 23, 1949 ~ March 30, 2021 (age 71)


Harry Lee Bowman



Harry Lee Bowman, 71, of Graham passed away at his residence on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 10:04 a.m. with his wife and daughters by his side.


A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Linda Forbis Bowman, who survives, and the son of Richard Clifton Bowman and Betty Lou Richardson Bowman, both deceased. He was a retired self-employed auto dealer. He grew up working in his family livestock business and had horsemanship skills second to none. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed all types of engine repair. He loved his western movies and shows. He was of the Christian faith.


Harry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to everyone. He adored his entire family, however, his grandchildren were the light of his life. Survivors include his wife, Linda Forbis Bowman of the home; two daughters, Lisa Dodson and husband Tommy of Graham and Angela Childers and husband Philip of Burlington; brother, Richard “Dicky” Bowman and wife Betty of Graham;  two sisters, Glenda LaPine of Asheboro and Ella Hagin of Liberty; seven grandchildren, Tabitha Whitesell and husband Jeff, Brandon Childers, Brooke Mebane and husband Jay, Gregory King, Thomas Mac Dodson, Camden Childers, and Tyler Dodson; seven great grandchildren, Ashton, Makenzie, Aidan, Ava, Chance, Madisyn, and A. J.; and several nieces and nephews. He was especially close to his uncle Howard Bowman. He was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Bowman.


The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory in Graham on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. with a graveside service following at 3:00 p.m. at Graham Memorial Park.  At other times, they will be at the residence.


Memorials may be made to Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317.


A special thank you is given to Hospice AuthoraCare of Burlington.

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April 3, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Rich & Thompson Funeral Home & Crematory
207 E. Elm St.
Graham, NC 27253

Graveside Service
April 3, 2021

3:00 PM
Graham Memorial Park, Graham NC

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