William B. Bowman, age 89, of Alliance, passed away at 5:49 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton. He was a devoted husband, loving father, loyal friend, trustworthy public servant, tireless entertainer and versatile musician,
He was born on February 25, 1930, in Alliance, Ohio, to Blaine E. and Jessie (Allott) Bowman.
A graduate of Alliance High School, he received his Bachelor Degree from Mount Union College in 1956. Bill was then general manager of Bowman Hardware of Alliance and worked as a broadcaster for WFAH radio.
Bill served as a cryptographer in the United States Army Signal Corps from 1951-1953.
He was honored as distinguished alumnus of Alliance High School in 2010 and of Mount Union College in 1976.
He served on Alliance City Council from 1965-1967, was deputy Stark County Auditor from 1967-1974 and Stark County Auditor from 1974 to 1991 and was named Alliance Citizen of the Year in 1977.
He was a founding member of the Mount Union Alliance Chorale and trustee of Canton Symphony Orchestra. He has given more than 3500 free musical programs to various groups.
Survivors include his wife Susan Bowman; children, Paul (Lorie) Bowman, Bruce (Susan) Bowman, Bonnie Bowman and Julie (Bruce) Geiser; two step children, Lisa Withrow and Jon (Clare) Withrow; ten grandchildren; and a great grandson.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019, at Union Avenue United Methodist Church with Rev. Coralee Cox officiating.
Contributions may be made to Rodman Public Library 215 E. Broadway St. Alliance, OH 44601, Alliance High School Foundation PO Box 3123, Alliance Oh, 44601, Union Avenue United Methodist Church 1843 S. Union Ave., Alliance, Oh 44601 or to the American Red Cross, Stark County Chapter, 408 9th St., Canton, OH 44707.
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.
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