Joel Russel Bowman of Lampasas passed from this life on October 3,2019 at the age of 82.
He was born on March 14, 1937 to Leonard and Estelle Bowman in Porterdale, Georgia.
He was married to his beloved wife Jessie Bowman for over 50 years and remained close to her family after her passing in April of last year.
After he graduated from Newton County High School he made a career in the military having served in the Army, Navy, and National Guard. He retired from the military and was proud to be named retiree of the year making the front page of the Killeen Daily Herald.
Joel also belonged to a gun club where he won many trophies. He was a cat lover, always having one or two in his life.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jessie, his parents, brothers Jimmy and John Bowman.
Those left to cherish his memories are his sister Janie Stokes and husband Fred of Conyers, Georgia; niece Connie Churchwell and husband Lee of Killeen; along with many extended family members and friends
A graveside service will be held at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on Thursday October 10 at 1 pm