Joel Arthur Bowman, age 63, of Castle Creek, NY died at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 after a ten-month battle with cancer. He is survived by Bonnie, his loving wife of 42 years, his daughter Amanda and son-in-law Justin Hoffman and their children Abigail, Emily, & Micah, son Adam and daughter-in-law Ashley Bowman and their sons Titus, Logan, and Deacon, and son Aaron and daughter-in-law Kendra Bowman; his parents, Melvin and Joanne Bowman; his sister Beth and brother-in-law Ken Morgan, and his sister Amy and brother-in-law John Beukema and many other extended family members.
Over his lifetime he served faithfully in his local church in various capacities and was currently a member of Berean Bible Church. Being a youth group leader was one of his favorite things and he had many fond memories of all his “kids”. Joel’s goal in life was to glorify the God he loved.
He was the third generation in the family business of A.D. Bowman & Son where he served in most every capacity, but absolutely loved trucking and hauling wood to his many customers. He also served on the board of of New York Lumberman’s Insurance Trust Fund, and as a fire fighter and chaplain for the Castle Creek Volunteer Fire Company, and on the Glen Castle Cemetery board. He also enjoyed traveling, riding motorcycle, driving truck, and hunting.
The Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 10am at Berean Bible Church at 109 County Road 2, Greene, NY 13778. Burial will follow the service at the Glen Castle Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the calling hours on Friday, February 7th, 2020, from 5pm to 8pm at Berean Bible Church with a closed casket.
Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to ChristWay Ministries at 1478 Farnham Road, Fleetville, PA 18420 or http://donate.christwayministries.us. Arrangements are in the care of James Shara.
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