Barbara (Thomas) Bowman

November 2, 1933 ~ September 11, 2019 (age 85)


Barbara Thomas Bowman, 85, wife of the late Paul William Bowman, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Born in Whitmire, SC, she was the daughter of the late Ealie and Louella Thomas.

Barbara was a member of the Trinity Campus of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church where she loved singing in the choir, playing hand bells, painting with the Trinity Art Group, and participating in her Sunday School Class and United Methodist Women’s Circle.

She was a life member of both the SC Association of Educational Office Professionals (SCAEOP) and the National AEOP.  She held many positions in both organizations including president.  She also served as president of the SCAEOP-Retired.

Barbara is survived by a son, Matt Bowman, and his wife, Tricia, of Simpsonville; two daughters, Melanie Bowman, of Greenville, and Charlene B. Parkins, of Simpsonville; one granddaughter, Tiffany Posey; six grandsons, Chris Key, Cody, Noah, and Sam Bowman, and Graham and Evan Parkins; four great grandchildren, Jasmyn and Kamryn Jones, and Jason and William Key.

She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Bowman.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 14, from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the Trinity Campus of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church with the Funeral Service following at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Campus of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, 2703 Augusta Rd., Greenville 29605; or to SCAEOP – Retired (Dot Aiken Scholarship), 506 Prestwick Dr., Florence, SC 29501.

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September 14, 2019

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Trinity Campus of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church

Funeral Service
September 14, 2019

2:00 PM
Trinity Campus of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church

September 14, 2019

3:00 PM
Greenville Memorial Gardens
7784 Augusta Road
Piedmont, SC 29673


Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, Trinity Campus
2703 Augusta Street, Greenville SC 29605
Tel: 1-864-233-8114

SCAEOP – Retired (Dot Aiken Scholarship)
506 Prestwick Drive, Florence SC 29501

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