Fallen Warriors

Herman "Bowdie" Ward - Class Of 1967

Herman Bowdie Ward Jr.

  • "We are so glad we saw & spoke with Bowdie at the dance in..."
  • "To Shirley and Bowdie's family, remembering Bowdie, who..."
    - Bonnie Bridger Mittelmaier
  • "Uncle Ward, going to be dearly missed. He didn't have a lot..."
    - Glenn Green
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    - Debbie Brown Vega
HAMPTON - Herman Bowdie Ward, Jr., age 66, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was born in Newnan, GA and was a lifelong resident of Hampton. In 2013, Bowdie retired from NASA. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. His interests included being a member of the HOG Motorcycle Club. Preceding him in rest are his parents, Herman Bowdie Ward, Sr and Ann Lucille Ward; and brother, Kenneth I. Ward. Surviving members of his family include his sister, Shirley Ward Webster and husband Stuart of Verona; nephews and nieces, Brian N. Webster and wife Kate of Amherst, Anna W. McDaniel and husband Aaron of Poquoson, Carrie J. Walker and husband Cameron of Blackridge; great nephews and nieces, Connor P. Webster, Fischer McDaniel, Patrick Ward, Kenneth Wayne Walker, Saylor McDaniel, Abigail Webster; and lifelong friend - brother, "Poncho" (John Thomson). The family extends gratitude and a heartfelt thank you to Mary Ann and Robert Ketterman for their love and comfort they provided to Bowdie during these past months. A time of gathering and remembrance will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Poquoson Community Center, 49 Odd Road, Poquoson, VA 23662. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Heart Association . Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to further information about John, and to share memories and words of condolences with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue in Hampton, 23669.
Published in Daily Press on Apr. 8, 2014


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04/22/14 09:02 PM #1    

Bonnie Bridger (Mittelmaier) (1969)

To Shirley and Bowdie's family, remembering Bowdie, who truly was a classic. A man of immense courage, heart, and grace. Always could make you smile with a kind, funny, or quiet word. Someone to look up to and who provided his very own version of inspiration. I have so many memories of Bowdie from junior high school till now. Another great one earned his wings and took off for a better place. I believe that much rejoicing is happening in Heaven right now. We will see you again old friend but we sure are going to miss you till then.
Bonnie and Alley

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