Johnny William Bowman, III, 64, from Merrimac, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, after a hard battle with cancer. He was born June 24, 1957, to the late Freda L. Bowman and John “Pete” Bowman.
He was preceded in death by a loving brother, Carl David Bowman; his maternal grandparents, Garner C. and Evelyn Linkous; his paternal grandparents, Francis and Clayton Reed; and uncles Glenn Linkous and George Linkous.
He leaves to cherish his memory daughter Crystal G. and John Dillon; son Johnny W. Bowman, IV and Annie Albert; daughter Sheila C. Eanes; grandchildren John “Bubba” Dillon, Huntar Dillon, Jocelyn Dillon, Aria Dillon, Patrick Eanes (Saera), and Justin Eanes; great-grandchildren Eleanor Eanes and Lincoln Eanes; sister Lisa Bowman; uncles and aunts Phillip and Melissa Linkous, Faye and Bill Pack, Donna Cox, Jaunita Tolbert, and Casey Williams, and Debbie and Jeffrey Nester; nephews and nieces Bradley and Jennifer Bowman, Jessica and Jared Jones, and Daniel Smith and Nathan Loan; three great-nieces, and a great-nephew; many cousins and close friends; great-aunts Kathleen Linkous and Sylvia Linkous; and stepmother Sue Bowman.
This came to one of his close cousins as she heard of his passing:
“You fought a battle, a hard long battle, my son. You’re not alone; I’ve been with you the whole time. Your time on earth is done. Take my hand; I’m bringing you to your heavenly home. You’ll have no more suffering, no more pain. Come with me and rejoice in my name.”
Due to Johnny’s request, there will be no services. The family thanks everyone for all their prayers during this difficult time.