Bobby Bennett Bowie

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Personal and Family Information

Bobby was born on 4 AUG 1925 in Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas, the son of Arthur Bowie and Eleanor Cornelia Simmons.[Note 4]

He died on 20 AUG 2003 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.

His wife was Clarene Jobe, who he married on 3 Aug 1947 in First Methodist Church, Grenada, Mississippi. Their two known children were Eleanor Kay (1952-2016) and Robert Andrew (1955-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Bobby Bennett Bowie
(1925-2003)

 

Arthur Bowie
(1881-1941)

 

James W Bowie
(c1834-<1891)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Caniza Reeves
(1840-1906)

 

Elijah Reeves
(-<1850)

 
   

Anna NotKnown
(1815-?)

 
   

Eleanor Cornelia Simmons
(1887-1967)

 

Benjamin Fletcher Simmons
(1860-1939)

 

Holman Felix Simmons
(1824-1893)

+
   

Theodora Mary Saxon
(1834-c1917)

+
   

Lucy James Rotenberry
(1863-1900)

 

James A Rotenberry
(1838-c1866)

+
   

Cornelia Jane McGuire
(1838-1877)

+

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth4 AUG 1925
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Address: 213 Elm Street,
See Note 4
Death20 AUG 2003
Place: Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
Age: 78y, 18d
Type: cancer at home with family holding his hands
Census4 APR 1930
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 5 b Ark
Address: 213 Elm Street
Agency: 1930 census, Arkansas
Census 1930, Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Newport and Tuckerman
Source: Census 1930, Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Newport and Tuckerman
Date: APR 1930
Publisher: US Dept of Commerence

Census6 APR 1940
Place: Augusta, Arkansas
Age: 14 born Ark
Address: dwelling 120 with parents and siblings
Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
Source: Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
Authors: US Federal Census
Date: APR 1940

Burial23 AUG 2003
Place: Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
Age: 78yr 18 days
Address: N 34° 43.665' W092° 18.198' WGS84 Roselawn memorial Park, Little at Asher and Woodrow Find A Grave Memorial# 78252481
ResidenceFROM 1950 TO 1972
Place: Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
Address: 112 Englewood Road Little Rock, Ark 72207
Residence2003
Place: Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
Address: 722 North Bryan Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Graduated31 MAY 1943
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 17
Type: High School
See Note 5
See Note 6
Graduated1951
Place: Jonesboro Arkansas
Age: 26
Type: BS Business, minor in History
Address: Arkansas State College
See Note 7
Other EventBET 15 JUN 1943 AND 19 DEC 1945
Place: South Pacific Ocean
Age: 17, his mother had to sign for him to join
Type: Military Service
Address: U S Navy, WWII
See Note 8

Attributes

AttributeDateDescriptionDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
OccupationFROM 15 MAR 1950 TO 31 AUG 1987Managed Sherwin Williams Paint Store
Place: Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
Address: 5919 Kavanaugh was first store later was on South University near Asher
See Note 9

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Notes

Note 1

Mickey and Bobby both members of Sigma Chi

Note 2

Obituary Notice

Bobby Bennett Bowie, 78, of Little Rock, died August 20, 2003. He was a graduate of Arkansas University and retired from the Sherwin Williams Paint Company after 39 years. He was in the US Navy during World War II and was stationed in the Pacific. He received a 21 year perfect attendance pin from what was then the Forrest Heights Lions Club. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur James and Cornelia Simmons Bowie, three brothers, Arthur J. Bowie Jr., Billy Saxon Bowie and Max Owen Bowie, two sisters, Happy Norene Bowie and Doris Bowie Mulholland. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Clare Jobe Bowie, son Andy Bowie and daughter Eleanor Kay Bowie all of Little Rock.

There will be a visitation Friday, August 22, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Ruebel Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park officiated by Reverend John Fleming of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church 2223 Durwood Road, Little Rock 72207 or Arkansas Hospice, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock, 72114.

Services are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.

http://www.ruebelfuneralhome.com/2003/Bowie,%20Bobby.htm

Note 3

Video of JoAnne and Arthur Wedding 23 Feb 1979

...... at Al and Winnie Flynt home in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Note 4

Dr. Mat Elton delivered. Older brother Buddy had picked name Bobby Bennett after a friend who was related to the Elbert Watson Family.

Note 5

Marvin Thaxton and Jug Wallace were high school class mates with Bobby.

As children they were the "Elm Street Gang" and had nick names. Bobby was Crazy Horse, and Marvin was Stupid. Their turf was the Scarborough Lot, which they thought at the time was just a gang name but actually was the name of the owners.

Several years before he died and probably while he was still working, Bobby spent two weeks in Newport just to visit and check up with his friends whom he hadn't seen in several years.

Note 6

From BBB handwritten bio: I recall the first day of the first grade, Doris took me to school, Ol Walnut St School, and the 1st grade room and Miss Bailey. Doris came for me at lunch and back after luch and home after school.

In the 2nd grade we had Miss Umstead and the 3rd Mrs Anna Mach. This is the grade Marvin and Kennith Thaston moved to Newport. The 5th grade, 1st half, we moved to Augusta and back for the 2nd half. Mrs Taylor was our teacher in Newport and Miss Hancock in Augusta. The 6th grade in Newport and (summer 1937?) 7, 8, 9 and 10 in Augusta and back to Newport in (1941) the 11 and 12. Dad's death was reason for returning to Newport

After graduation, I joined the Navy. Graduation was 5-31-43 and sworn in 6-15-1943

Note 7

BBB handwritten bio: Discharged from Navy 19/19/1945. Went to U of A spring semester 1946. Ole Miss fall Semester. Married Clarene 8/3/1947 and went to Ark State and went straight through. Clarene worked in the Registars office and I worked in the Post Office. Finished Jan 1950.

Started work for SW 3/15/1950. Retired 8/31/1987

Note 8

BBB handwritten bio: After graduation, I joined the Navy. Graduation was 5/31/43 abd sworn in 6/15/43. Boot cam was San Diego ,Calif. sunny?dan? 7/5/43, 1st cay of actual boot. Went to San Francsco 8/13/1943, Fleet Records Office, V mail then overseas, stopped over in Soamoa a few days, Bisbane Aust, Coiene?Aust, Melena Bay New Geunen, May # 717, the Hollandisa Navy 3115. Rest leave 7/4/1911 in Towomba, Aust.

Came home and 1 st leave june, 1945/ Discharged 12/19/1945.

Note 9

BBB excelled in wood work and finishing in High School.

Shop classes in Agri was one of the neighbors to Bowie family in Newport, Marvin Thaxton was in the class with Bobby and tells the story of Bobby's excellence and his own dummy performance (Marvin is very highly respected retired lawyer in Newport as of 2003). This high school training and adepitude for finishing that helped Bobby get the job with Sherwin Williams that he kept for the rest of his life.

BBB handwritten bio: Finished (Arkansas State) Jan 1950.

Started work for SW 3/15/1950. Retired 8/31/1987

Sources

  1. Census 1930, Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Newport and Tuckerman
    Source: Census 1930, Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Newport and Tuckerman
    Date: APR 1930
    Publisher: US Dept of Commerence
  2. Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
    Source: Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Date: APR 1940