Stephen Mack Bowman

May 7, 1959 - April 24, 2022
Stephen Mack Bowman

Stephen Mack Bowman, age 62 of Wilmington, NC, sadly passed away on April 24, 2022.

Steve was born on May 7, 1959 in Chillicothe, OH to William Gene Bowman and the late Patricia Hiles.

Throughout Steve’s life, he had many accomplishments. He completed his GED while serving in the Navy for 4 years. He also found his true partner who he created a bond that lasted throughout his life, which included raising a daughter together. Steve became a licensed surveyor and owned a successful survey business, Bowman’s Surveying. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. He relocated to spend more time with his daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids who brought him great joy.

Steve also enjoyed teaching others new skills, which ranged from learning the ropes of surveying, to ensuring a new patio was level, changing a tire, and everything in between. He enjoyed listening to Jimmy Buffet, taking his chances on a roulette table, and trying to convince others that the “O” on his Ohio State hat stood for “Otis”. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Steve is survived by his daughter Stevy Dingus (Travis), grandchildren Zoey and Zane, his former spouse and friend Ruthie Bowman, his brother Tim Hiles (Kim), his sisters Debbie Bible (TJ) and Janie Junk, nieces and nephews Jacob, Matthew, Noah, Trish, Todd, and Lee, as well as many other extended family members and friends who will miss him. Steve is predeceased by his mother Patricia Hiles and his sister Teresa Bowman.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Steve on May 7, 2022 from 11:00am-2:00pm at Carolina Ale House in Wilmington, NC. All are welcome to attend.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • April 27, 2022
    Steve and Robin Ludinich says:
    Stevy we are so sorry for your loss. We had many good memories with your dad in the burg. He was such a hard worker and always willing to lend a hand. Hold on to your wonderful memories as you go through this difficult time.

  • April 27, 2022
    Holly Hill says:
    Steve and I were very good friends. When he came home on leave we would spend together. So many stories. He loved to laugh live life to the fullest. He will be missed. Prayers go out to all his family.

  • April 27, 2022
    Rocky says:
    RIP Steve, fun memories.

  • April 27, 2022
    Kathy & Bill Sterling says:
    Are sincere condolences Stevy and family .

  • April 27, 2022
    Ray says:
    rip Otis you will be missed..