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David Bowman

December 10, 1949 — September 26, 2022

David Bowman of Sylva, NC died unexpectedly on September 26, 2022 after a brief illness. David is survived by his wife Janet (Spencer) Bowman, their beloved dog Lexie, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.  He is predeceased by his sister, Christine Olivero and his parents, Bobby & Gloria Bowman. David was born on December 10, 1949, in New Brunswick, NJ and spent his childhood in East Brunswick, NJ. 
He met his wife in 1969 at a Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and was proud to drive 70+ miles, one way, to see her during their courtship. They were married December 12, 1970, in Sussex, NJ. Before moving to Sylva, David and his wife spent 10 years in Colorado, they then moved to Phoenix, AZ for 30 years. They moved to Sylva in 2015 to care for David’s ailing mother.  
David loved to fish, and he was an avid rockhound. He loved to show people his best lapidary work, a heart made from an agate stone he found in the Arizona desert. He also made magnetic jewelry with his wife.  David was a spiritual man and belonged to the Sylva Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He dedicated his life to Jehovah God and did his best to help others to learn about God’s word the Bible and the wonderful hope for the future contained therein. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 864 West Piney Mountain Rd. Whittier, NC 28789.  

 An online registry is available at:  Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family.

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah's Witnesses

864 W Piney Mountain Rd, Whittier, NC 28789

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