Tommy Wade Bowen, age 64, passed away at Novant Presbyterian Hospital on October 8, 2018 surrounded by his family who loved him very much.
Tommy was born on June 2, 1954 in Williamston, NC where he was raised and later graduated from Martin Community College.
He was hired by Duke Energy in 1974 where he worked for 44 years as a biologist. His love for his job and fellow coworkers was incomparable; truly his second family.
Tommy is preceded in death by his father, William Thomas Bowen and mother, Katherine Helen Bowen.
He is survived by his wife, Michele Bowen, his four sons, Brandon, Josh, Cole and Brett Bowen, and his daughter-in-law, Taylor Bowen.
Tommy loved most importantly spending time with his family and friends. He was very active in everything his sons did, particularly sports, and had a passion for East Lincoln athletics where he worked in the press box every football Thursday and Friday night. Annual beach trips to Holden Beach were a special time of year for him and the family where he enjoyed fishing, beach games, putt-putt, ice cream and good seafood. He truly was a water child whether it be driving the Duke Energy airboat surveying for aquatic plants or trolling along the Holden Beach coastline fishing with his sons.
Christ played a large part in Tommy's life and he was very active in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, from youth director, elementary church camp counselor to helping with the annual church BBQ. He loved to help in any way he could.
Tommy bled Carolina blue and loved cheering on the Tar Heels and Panthers every game of the season. It was, and will continue to be a loud living room every week as he continues to watch the games with his family.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius, NC. Receiving of friends to precede the service at 1:00 p.m.
The family will accept flowers or monetary donations made out to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at www.mda.org in memory of Christopher and Cameron Hallman whom Tommy and the family loved dearly.
2 Timothy 4:7 – “I have fought the fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Muscular Dystrophy Association