Paul Edward BowmanMADISONVILLE, Ky. — Paul Edward Bowman, 65, of Madisonville, Ky., died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Ind. Mr. Bowman was born Oct. 12, 1950, in Mortons Gap, Ky. He resided at the Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home in Madisonville.

He received Jesus in his heart at an early age at the St. James Baptist Church in Barnsley, Ky. Since then he had the desire to work for the Lord. He loved Jesus, his family, helping others when he could and worked in the coal mines for a while with his father.

He attended the Branch Street Elementary School in Madisonville, Rosenwald High School and South Hopkins High School where he played basketball. His hobbies were gardening, listening to gospel music and reading the Bible.

Survivors include three brothers; Rufus Bowman, Jr., of Madisonville, Dennis Bowman, of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Bobby Bowman, of Barnsley, Ky.; three sisters, Margie Bowman, Barbara Bowman and Wanda Bowman, all of Madisonville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His parents, Rev. Rufus C. Bowman, Sr., and Mrs. Gonzella Patton Bowman, and one sister, Mary L. Bowman Stumn, all preceded him in death. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at the First Missionary Baptist Church, in Greenville, Ky. Burial will be in Flat Creek Cemetery in Mortons Gap. Rev. Terrence Minor will officiate with Min. Catrena Bowman as eulogist.

Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

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