Noel Wilson Bowman

October 11, 1944 - November 15, 2014

Noel Wilson Bowman, age 70, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away November 15, 2014. He was born October 11, 1944 in Crestview, Florida to Alfred Wilson and Claudine (Marler) Bowman. Noel grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana and attended McNeese State University before he enlisted in the Navy in 1963. On December 27, 1963, Noel married his high school sweetheart, Catherine Sue Arthur, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Noel and Catherine moved to Garland, Texas in 1968; where he worked for Texas Instruments for 34 years. Noel spent his retirement in Pensacola going to the beach and fishing with his brother, Terry.

He is survived by his son, Noel W. Bowman and wife Kathy of Oak Point, Texas; daughters, Cynthia Barnett and husband Ron of Fort Worth, Texas, Katrina Muncrief and husband Mike of Forney, Texas; grandchildren, Tyler and Brooke Barnett; siblings, Terry Bowman, Sandy Bowman, Pat Bowman and James Bowman all of Florida; and numerous other family members.

Noel is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Claudine Bowman; wife, Catherine Sue Bowman; and brother, Lee Bowman.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, November 21, 2014, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation being held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, 1-800-227-2345 or

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Uncle Noel was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. I remember when I was only 13 years old, Uncle Noel asked me if I wanted to go to Florida with him and his family to do some fishing. Of course I said "Yes!". I packed my rod, reel and tackle box in his boat and off we went. We caught bluefish, sea trout, and more. He loved his family and showed that same love towards others. He was an amazing man. Russ T James, November 30, 2014 Noel was a sweet and gentle man. He would do anything you asked of him and treasured his family so much. My Mother and I will miss him. Sincere condolences to his family. We know he will be missed more by you. He will always be in all of our hearts. Patricia Bowman, November 22, 2014 I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Noel at TI. He was one of the truly good guys. Don Nance, November 21, 2014 My sincere condolences Cynthia! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Belinda Esparza, November 21, 2014 I have known and loved Uncle Noel for as long as I can remember. My first memory of him was as his Junior Best Man at his and Kay's wedding, fidgeting around in the pew. Another early memory was when he and Kay were out driving and their bratty little nephew tagged along. We pulled up in the yard at grandma's house and were horsing around in the car when Noel grabbed my arm and twisted it. I said ouch and apparently Noel thought I said a curse word because he then went on to gently scold me for saying bad words, even though I hadn't. Well, obviously, I have ignored the hell out of that advice, but listened to pretty much all the other advice he has given me over the years. He was a good man, a great father figure, and I will miss him. Norman R James, November 20, 2014