Memorial services for James Oliver Bowman, 80, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the Harvey-Douglas Centennial Chapel with Mr. Ron Benedick officiating. A time of visitation and support for the family will be from 7 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.

James was born Aug. 31, 1934, in Minco, Okla. He was the eldest of four children. He passed from this life on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his home in Ardmore.

He married the former Barbara Steele, July 7, 1983, in Oklahoma City and they would have celebrated 32 years together this year. Jim was an avid fisherman, OKC Thunder fan, a New York Yankee fan and best Goodyear Tire salesman ever! His great passion was helping people.

Jim is survived by his wife, Barbara; and his four children, Pamela Mangus, Douglas Bowman, David Dochterman and Cheri McCoy. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Brian, Thomas, Cotey, Jenna, Curtis, Jeff, Robbie and Caton; as well as, five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ann and Cherly.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Oliver Bowman; mother, Viola Agnes Urban; and his sister, Doris Nell Martin.

Cremation-With-Care will be provided by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory; condolences to the family may be sent online at