BRYAN - Richard Joseph Bowman, 92, an engineer, husband, father and granddad, died Tuesday, July 7, 2020 with his sons by his side.


Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday July 11, 2020, at the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curt Plaxco officiating. Burial will be at West End Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Saturday July 11, 2020, at the Lacy Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.Lacyfuneral.com.


He was born on Oct. 18, 1927 to the late Joseph Longnekker and Viola Leroy Bowman in San Antonio, Texas. He enrolled in the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in College Station, Texas on June 6, 1944 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. He served in the U.S Army in World War II and the Korean conflict. He married Margueret Ann Harrison on July 9, 1957, in Mission, Texas. He was a registered Petroleum Engineer in the State of Texas for over 60 years. A member of Wesley United Methodist Church (Nederland, Texas) and First United Methodist Church (Gladewater, Texas).


Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Steven J. and Julie Bowman of Bryan, Texas, Thomas W. and Sherry Bowman of Alvin, Texas, and five grandchildren, Tanner S. Bowman of Kadena AFB, Japan, Sarah Bowman of Alvin, Texas, Michael Bowman of Alvin, Texas, Meagan Stacey and her husband Steven of San Antonio, Texas and Jaclyn Sable and her husband Joe of Boerne, Texas.


Memorials may be made to:


Wesley United Methodist Church


3515 Helena Ave.


Nederland, TX 77627


Phone: 409-722-7065


First United Methodist Church


215 W. Quitman Ave.


Gladewater, TX 75647


Phone: 903-845-3455


Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering


Richardson Petroleum Engineering Building


3116 TAMU


245 Spence St.


College Station, TX 77843