David Allen Bowne

  • Born: July 7, 1944
  • Died: February 24, 2020
  • Location: Oceanside, California

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

David Allen Bowne, 75 originally of Battle Creek, MI died Monday, February 24, 2020 in Oceanside, California. He had been suffering from COPD and vascular disease.

David was born July 7, 1944 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of Harold E. and Martha J. (Lytle) Bowne.

David is survived by two brothers, James Bowne of Joshua Tree, CA, Gary Bowne of Santa Ana, CA; two sisters, Deborah Norris of Hastings, MI, Cinda Green of Battle Creek, MI and several nieces and nephews and their families.

David attended Battle Creek Central High School. He was employed at Cut Rate Super market before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965. David served with the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington and in Pleiku in the central highlands of Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. After his discharge, David moved to Los Angeles, where he worked and attended Valley College; until moving to work as a mail carrier in San Marcos, California, just north of San Diego.

He enjoyed hiking, camping, tennis, and gardening. David traveled to Thailand (on leave during the war), Hawaii, Mexico and many other parts of the western United States.

Graveside services will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery, including full military honors by Fort Custer Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honor Guard 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020. Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I have known David and his brother Gary for many more years than I can remember. We shared many meals, many Holidays, going off to gamble in Nevada and phone calls. David never cared to use a computer but it was more fun talking directly to him. He could drive anyone to laughter and craziness with his needing to have details on what every bit of food's ingredients he was about to consume! I always felt sorry for the waiters. He was a good guy with a kind heart who really could care less about ordinary things that we all obsessed about. David gave to his country, his family, friends and coworkers with his wit and loving. Rest in peace my friend. Helen Evers Love to his entire family.

Posted by Helen Evers - Laguna Hills, CA - Family Friend   March 10, 2020

Our condolences to Dave's family. We moved across the street from him seven years ago and he was one of our favorite neighbors. He was the nicest man and we will really miss him. Dr. Richard and Raleen Tullis

Posted by raleen tullis - Oceanside, CA - Neighbor   March 09, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Bowne family in this time of sorrow. Dave was always friendly to everyone. Just before he entered the military, he was keen on my purchasing his beloved Chevy, but I couldn't swing it. I can remember wasting an entire Saturday afternoon sitting on the Bowne front steps watching Dave wash and wax that Chevy. He was never bothered by a younger kid hanging around, and even let me help from time to time. My memories of him are all pleasant, and I will miss him.
William Schaeffer.

Posted by William Schaeffer - Union City, MI - Friend   March 03, 2020

You will be Dearly missed by of those whose lives youve touched.

Posted by Sallie Schaeffer-Goodman - Bradenton, FL - friend   March 02, 2020