ENC (Ret.) James Douglas “Hammer” Bowerman, 75, of Ellaville passed away on September 10, 2021 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center. Services will be private.
ENC Bowerman was born November 12, 1945 in Dixie, AR to the late Francis Mitchel and Millie Middaugh Bowerman. He was retired from the U.S. Navy as an Engineman Chief Petty Officer after 24 years of service. ENC Bowerman deployed to Vietnam three times during the Vietnam War. Upon retirement from the Navy, he went to work in the maintenance department at Tyson Foods and then Cooper Lighting. He loved hunting, fishing, and fixing things.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Diana L. Bowerman of Ellaville; two daughters, Keri Villavicencio (Adrian) and Kandy Stewart, both of Escondido, CA; two step-sons, James Perry (Tina) of Americus, GA, and Howie Perry of Plymouth, PA; 10 grandchildren, William Perry, Tori Perry, Archer Perry, Jesiah Zarty, Elijah Zarty, Katie Perry, Nina Perry, Trinity Perry, Bridgett Perry and Briana French; two brothers, Jim Bowerman, and Junior Bowerman (Betty); two half-brothers, W.L. Kindrex (Suzanne), and Jerry Kindrex (Patsy); two sisters-in-law, Terry Reece and Carol York; and numerous nieces and nephews.