Allen "Loren" Bowman, 84, of Fort Smith went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in a local hospital. He was born Nov. 7, 1933, in Leonard, Texas, to Leslie Allen and Jewell (Keen) Bowman. Loren was the former owner and operator of Bowman Pattern Works. He was a member of Dallas Street Baptist Church and was preceded in death two months ago by his wife of 67½ years, Loy Bowman; a granddaughter, Jennifer Swilley; his sisters, Myrtle Alyne Bowman and LaVerna Verheyden; a brother, Leon Bowman; and a son-in-law, James Swilley.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home in Fort Smith with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
He is survived by his three daughters, Marsha Dobbs and her husband Otis of Fort Smith, Janice Swilley of Marshall, Texas, and Darla Vaughn and her husband Jerry of Pocola; one son, David Bowman and his wife Tammie of Fort Smith; his grandchildren, Chris Dobbs, Ted Dobbs and his wife Heather, Shane Swilley and his wife Paula, Shannon Swilley and his wife Stacie, Cindy Gracia, Ashley Mears and her husband Charlie, Chuck Vaughn and his wife Leslie, Kristina Gordon and her husband Jarrod, Steven Vaughn and his wife Brittany and Julie Marshell; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Chris and Ted Dobbs, Shane and Shannon Swilley, Chuck and Steven Vaughn and Larry Bailey.
The family will visit with friends 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Peachtree Retirement Village, 1500 Fresno St., Fort Smith, AR 72901.
Online tributes may be made at www.ockerputmanfuneralhome.com.