Bobby Dean Bowman, Sr., 83 of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Lee’s Summit, MO.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Church of Christ, 210 N. 4th St., Odessa, MO, 64076. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association or the American Diabetes Association. Memories of Bobby and condolences for his family may be left ator on our Facebook page. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.
Bobby was born on February 15, 1936 in Kansas City, MO to Benjamin Harrison and Susie (Huckstep) Bowman. He and his sister Betty were the first set of twins born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO. He married Margaret Claudene (McNulty) Bowman on October 16, 1957 in Sedalia, MO. She preceded him in death on October 12, 2014. Bobby retired from General Motors Fairfax Plant in Kansas City, KS after 29 years of service. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Odessa, MO and the UAW Local 31 in Kansas City, KS. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, Bobby enjoyed hunting, traveling, and tinkering around his farm. He was known for taking pride in the accomplishments of others by clipping articles about friends and family from the newspaper.
Survivors include three children, Cindy Handley of Kansas City, MO, Bob Bowman and wife Wendy, and Tom Bowman of Odessa, MO; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Bowman and wife Linda of Purdy, MO; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Bobby was preceded in death by daughter, Margy Jo Langley and son-in-law Dennie Langley; five brothers, Ben, Jim, Tom, Richard and Virgil Bowman; and six sisters, Martha Lowrey, Maudie Smith, Dorothy Hymer, Suzanne Crawford, Joanne Brewer, and his twin sister Betty Crawford.