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Capt. Marion V. Bowman USMC Ret., Taylor Co., KY (1929-2014)

He attained the rank of Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea and Viet Nam. After retiring from the Marines, he taught at the Naval Air Station in Memphis for 16 years. He later returned to Campbellsville where he was the first recipient of the Taylor County Patriotism Award. He was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church and also attended services at the First Church of God with his wife. He also was a member of Gideons International.
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Capt. Marion V. Bowman, USMC Ret., age 84, husband of Willine Bowman of Campbellsville died Friday, July 18, 2014 in Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Lyon-Dewitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY with burial with full military honors at Elliott Cemetery. The family request that visitation will be from 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Monday, July 21, 2014, at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.


Capt. Marion V. Bowman USMC Ret., Taylor Co., KY (1929-2014)


A native of Taylor County, he was born to Luther and Bessie Chappell Bowman on Thursday, August 28, 1929. He died Friday, July 18, 2014, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 84 years, 10 months, and 21 days.

He attained the rank of Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea and Viet Nam. After retiring from the Marines, he taught at the Naval Air Station in Memphis for 16 years. He later returned to Campbellsville where he was the first recipient of the Taylor County Patriotism Award. He was a member of Meadowview Baptist Church and also attended services at the First Church of God with his wife. He also was a member of Gideons International.

Marion was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Sue Stone Bowman.

Besides his wife, Willine; he is survived by the following:
  • His sons: Phil Garcia, Memphis, TN; Huel J. Chenault, Memphis, TN; David L. Chenault and his wife, Terri, of Byhalia, MS; Michael A. Bowman and his wife, Debbie, of Jacksonville, NC; Stephen "Pat" Bowman, of Memphis, TN; and Robert S. Bowman and his wife, Jackie, of Arlington, TN

  • A sister, Mildred Walker of Brandywine, VA

  • Step-sons: Greg Barnett and his wife, Barbara of Calvary, KY; and Doug Barnett and his companion, Sandy McFelea, of Campbellsville, KY

  • Fourteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The family request that contributions of remembrance be made to place Gideon Bibles and may be made at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.

Send a condolence to the family of Capt. Marion V. Bowman, USMC, Ret.

Lyon-Dewitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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