He was born Dec. 16, 1963, in Wilmington, N.C., son of Robert and Mary C. Nagle Bowman. He and Andrea Faye Hudgens were married at Steelville, Mo.
John was a structural steel painter and was in Local Painters Union 2 out of St. Louis many years. He was in retirement due to work-related accident and health problems.
He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, floating, Sunday barbecues with family and friends, and being with his Beckie. He was a member of Elvins Baptist Church, Eagles in Festus, Mo., and Elks in Park Hills.
Survivors include his parents, Robert and Mary Bowman of Cape Girardeau; four children, Maia C. Bowman (Jessie) of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., Jamie Lee Bowman (Cody) and Andrea Nichole Bowman (Dean) of De Soto, Mo., John Alan Bowman Jr. of Ste. Genevieve.; a brother, Robert G. Bowman Jr. (Chris) of Huntingtown, Md.; two sisters, Julie Kay Wallis (Adam) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Angela Marie Page (Frank), of O'Fallon, Mo.; four grandchildren, Kadyn James, Gaige Rian, Stryker Page Shinabargar, Kyra Jade Lutoski; 11 nieces and nephews; and fiancee, Beckie Holbrook of Park Hills.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Doug Clinton officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.