American Patriotic 11

Melvin Leroy Bowman

December 13, 1955 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 66)


 Melvin Leroy (Bill) Bowman was born December 13, 1955, in Sumter to the late Gussie Mae Johnson and Willie Johnson.

Melvin attended Sumter County public schools and graduated from Lincoln High school in 1974. He enlisted in the US army and where he had an honorable discharge. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Essie Mae Sessions and Michelle Johnson and a brother, Iraseal Larry Bowman.

He departed this life on Sunday, December 26, 2021, in Sumter.

Melvin leaves to cherish his memories; four sisters, Joyce Woods and Nellie Ann (Joseph) Ramirez both of Sumter SC; Mattie Washington and Janie Johnson (Tonya) Herron both of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; one brother, Sammie Lee Bowman of Sumter, SC; four aunts, Minnie Brooks, Maggie Rose, and Anna (Leroy) Green of Sumter SC and Carolyn Green of Dalzell, SC; uncle, Leroy Rose of Sumter, SC; a special friend, Marie Oliver, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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December 29, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Whites Mortuary
517 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150

Funeral Service
December 30, 2021

3:00 PM
Whites Mortuary
517 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150

December 31, 2021

10:00 AM
Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Rd, Columbia, SC 29229
Columbia,, SC 29229

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