Walter Thomas (Buster) Bowman, 71, St. Francis, Ky., died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, July 13, 2003, at his home.
A native of St. Francis, Ky., born May 31, 1932, he was the son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Anna Octavia Alvey Bowman.
He retired in 1994 from St. Joseph Paper Co. in Louisville, where he worked for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Edward (J.E.) and William Patrick Bowman, and a sister, Margaret Jaco.
Survivors include four sons, Chuck Bowman of San Diego, Donald Bowman of Lanesville, Ben Bowman of Corydon and Tommy Bowman of Sacramento, Calif.; three daughters, Debbie Davis of Ramsey, Nancy Holley of Lanesville and Melissa Westenbarger of Evansville; a brother, Frank Bowman of Louisville; two sisters, Agnes Mills of St. Francis and Bernice Mattingly of Indianapolis; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral Mass: Monday, July 14, was Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Church with burial in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery.
Officiant: The Rev. Joseph Hemmerle.
Arrangements: Mattingly Funeral Home in Loretto, Ky.