JOHN RICHARD "DICK" BOWMAN Monday, November 8, 1937 - Thursday, September 28, 2017

Mr. John Richard “Dick” Bowman, age 79, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born on November 8, 1937 in Springfield, Missouri, the son of the late Richard Galbraith and Geneva B. (Atwill) Bowman.

Dick was united in marriage to Donna Jo Dodson on December 27, 1957, and they were blessed with almost 45 years of marriage before her death on September 5, 2002. They had made their home in Republic, Missouri since 1988.

Dick attended the Central Assembly of God Church, in Springfield, until his health failed.

He was an excellent photographer; loved camping and fishing; and enjoyed tooling leather and polishing gems to make jewelry. Dick was a member of the coin club in Springfield; and was Santa Claus many years for the Republic Kiwanis Club Christmas parade.

Dick is survived by two daughters, Debra Jo “Debi” Bowman, Republic, and Teresa Dawn “Teri” and husband John Quin Beckelheimer, Helotes, Texas; two sisters, Betty Stovall, Ash Grove, Missouri, and Kathy Wacker, Durham, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. A graveside service will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center, 4606 Centerview Dr., Ste. 200, San Antonio, TX 78228. Family and friends may share online condolences at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Service Details: A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. A graveside service will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center, 4606 Centerview Dr., Ste. 200, San Antonio, TX 78228. Family and friends may share online condolences at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com


I am so sorry for your loss.  God Bless you and your family.  Pamela.
We always enjoyed our visits with your family. Your dad was a very gentle and sweet man. May he and your sweet mother be dancing together in Heaven. We love you. 
Dick was a very loving father, jovial, interests were expansive. I got to know him through Teri and was blessed to spend a fair bit of time over the years with him. He will be missed by many, loved eternally by his daughter.
Dick and I graduated 8th grade at the original Kickapoo Grade School and continued to Jarrett Jr. High and then Senior High School graduating together there.  Lots of memories from the country school on "M" highway now known as Republic Road, Springfield, MO.  Our thoughts go out to his family.  His cousin Susan married a Seymour, MO boy and we are in contact with them yearly.  We will be thinking of you on October 2, 2017.  Take care and reflect on the memories of the years past.
I am so sorry for your loss praying for comfort for the family at this time