Mr. Mac Lawrence Bowman of Mecklenburg County passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the age of 83. He was born on July 30, 1936, to the late James and Doris Puryear Bowman and was married to Myrtle Bowen Bowman on Dec. 24, 1955.

Mac loved hunting and fishing. Before retirement, he was employed with JP Stevens and was a member of Nelson Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Myrtle, he is survived by daughters, Julie Gilliam and husband Gary of Virgilina, Diana Allen and husband Lloyd of South Boston, Debbie Overbey and husband Leslie of Virgilina and Joyce Howerton and husband Carl of South Boston; daughter-in-law Pam Bowman; grandchildren Sarah Allen, Brad Allen, Melanie Medley, Joni Look, Chad Overbey, Amber Bowman, Kyle Bowman, Casie Howerton, Travis Howerton, Amanda Bates, Matt Gilliam and Michael Gilliam; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons Steve Bowman and Lawrence Bowman, three brothers and one sister.

A graveside service will be held at Nelson Baptist Church privately with his loving family due to COVID-19.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.