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Mr. Anthony "Tony"  Kennedy Bowman, Jr.

Mr. Anthony "Tony" Kennedy Bowman, Jr.
  • December 29, 1929 - August 11, 2020
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • American Cancer Society
    5900 Core Road, Suite 504
    North Charleston, SC 29406

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“Pat,Peggy and are sad to hear of Tony's passing.We enjoyed being with you both very much.He was respected by everyone who knew him. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Jack Lewis - St. Augustine, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat and the family on the passing of a great friend and mentor. When I spoke or met with Tony I was the one who...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: John Erwin - Suwanee, GA - Friend

“Very sorry to hear of Tony's passing. In a great and long life, he touched so many. I know you'll miss him so. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jimmie Cain - Peachtree Corners, GA

“I am very sorry to hear about Tony . I have many fond memories of him and his family ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jay Carter - Sumter, SC - Friend

“Dear Pat and family, so sorry to read of Tonys passing. I saw him at moms funeral, sorry I didn’t see you. Prayers for peace and comfort to you...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Beth & Ben Walker - Family

“Mrs. Bowman, Caroline, Paul and MarkI have so many happy memories of spending time with all of you. Swim team, football games, giant inner tubes, and...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Lyla Evatt Hudson - Friend

“To Pat and Caroline,Tony was one of the finest human beings I have met over my life time. He was humble, caring, dedicated and honorable. I played...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Wayne - Buck Erdner - SC - Friend

“Mrs. Bowman, Paul, Mark and Caroline,I am very sorry for your loss. I reflect on the many memories with your family still with me from long ago. From...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Chris Cullum - Charleston, SC

“I will miss Tony's smiling face and wonderful demeanor on Thursday mornings at Stono Ferry. I remember how excited he was the day he made his hole...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jack Ditterline Ditterline - SC

“Very sorry or the loss of Mr. Bowman. He enjoyed life and was a great host for Holiday parties. In business he was sharp. He raised a great family....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

Anthony "Tony" Kennedy Bowman, Jr., 90, of Charleston, SC, died on August 11, 2020 in his daughter's home with his family at his side.

Tony was born on December 29, 1929, he was the son of the late Caroline Preston Richardson Bowman and the late Anthony Kennedy Bowman, Sr. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his dear aunts, Mimi and Nanny.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Patricia "Pat" Kelly Bowman, his three children, Paul Kennedy Bowman (Ann) of Reevesville, SC, Mark Kelly Bowman and Caroline Cornell Bowman both of Charleston, his grandson, Gregory Paul Bowman (Kara) and his great grandson, Anthony Warren Bowman. He is also survived by his sister Adele "Del" Bowman Brunson of Sumter, SC. As children, Tony and Adele's names were often linked as one and the two siblings remained very close. Tony leaves many nieces and nephews who remember fondly fun times with their always jovial uncle.

Tony graduated from Clemson College in 1952, and he remained a devoted Tiger fan for the rest of his life. After college, he proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1955. He started his 40 year career at Cameron and Barkley in 1955 and enjoyed tenures in Orangeburg, Greenville, Orlando and Charleston. His final position as Vice President of Purchasing provided him an opportunity to travel the world. Tony never met a stranger and maintained longtime friendships with many people. He was civic minded and active with Sertoma for 50 years and also worked with United Way. Throughout his life, Tony was known for his infectious laugh and boundless optimism. Especially in retirement, Tony could be found playing golf or bridge several times a week. He loved spending time with family and friends at Edisto Beach and Hilton Head Island.

A private family graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Live Oak Memorial Gardens.

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