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Twyman Elmore Bowman

Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 21, 2024

Location: The Chesapeake Retirement Community

Twyman Elmore Bowman, 98, born a native of Edinburg, Va. and a resident of Newport News, Va. since 1942, died on Sunday, March 10, 2024. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Coleman Bowman; his mother, Joyce Bowman; his father, Earl Bowman; his first wife, Jane Steele Bowman and his brothers, Alden Bowman and Dick Bowman.

He is survived by his two daughters, Marilyn Murphy Anspach of Newport News, Janice Murphy Lorenz of Washington, DC; one son, James Murphy of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Barbara Bowman; two nieces, Sharon Campbell and Glenna MacKenzie and two nephews, Philip Bowman and Joseph Bowman.

He was a graduate of the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School, University of Virginia Engineering School, and the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology. While at The University of Virginia, he was a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Trigon Engineering Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, The Raven Society, The IMP Society and Tau Beta Pi.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a radio and radar electronic technician. He held management positions at Newport News Shipbuilding  in the development  and application of nuclear power for Naval Aircraft Carriers and Submarines.  He retired in 1990 after working for Newport News Shipbuilding from 1942 to 1990 and has been currently living at the Chesapeake Retirement Community of Newport News.  He authored the book “Until I Left Home” in 2004.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 21, 2024 at The Chesapeake Retirement Community.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Virginia Living Museum at Newport News, Virginia or to the United Methodist Otterbein Chapel at P.O. Box 558 Mt Jackson, Virginia, 22842. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#1 Bill McGuire 2024-03-18 15:19
Family and Friends,
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good friend and neighbor for a very long time. He had the energy of ten people and loved working on cars at the Belmont Garage. If he wasn't at the Shipyard or working on a car, he was working in his yard. As busy as he was, he always had time to help a friend. He loved peach ice cream and I can see him now turning the crank on my back porch. I will miss him.

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