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1934 David 2021

David Bowie

October 20, 1934 — October 11, 2021

David Irving Bowie was born on October 20,1934, and passed from this earth on October 11,2021.  He was the first child of ten born to Samuel Irving and Florence Elizabeth Rye Bowie.  David was born and grew up on the family farm in Maryland Point (now Nanjemoy) Maryland.  He was baptized into the Nanjemoy Baptist Church, in the Potomac River at a young age, attended Nanjemoy schools, and graduated from LaPlata High School in 1952.  He then went on to the University of Maryland, where he was a proud member of the ROTC.  After college, David went to work in the Baltimore ship yards and then on to become a diesel mechanic for Cummins Diesel.  He then went to work for the Safeway Food Company and retired as a shop supervisor in 1996.  While growing up on the family farm, they raised corn, hay, and tobacco.  He and his brothers Vernon, John, and Leroy, also were commercial fisherman and crabbers along with their father.  David lived his entire life in Maryland, the last sixty years which were in Glen Burnie.
David married Mary Taylor in 1955, and to this union came a son Duane, in 1968. Duane became his partner, side kick and care giver until the end.  They had many adventurous tales to tell of their trips to the farm whether singing country music, farming, cutting trees of building cabins, they were inseparable.  They were joined in many of these escapades at the farm by brother, John, and were referred to by Duane as the "3 Amigos."  Much reminiscing, story telling and good eating, took place during these visits which were truly enjoyed by all.
David had many interests and was an avid reader, especially of anything historical about Charles County, the State of Maryland, Civil War and American history.  He loved doing genealogy and tracing the family heritage all the way to pioneer Jim Bowie.  He also loved hunting and fishing and was very knowledgeable of guns and ammo.  He spent many hours in a tree stand waiting for deer and was teased a good bit about sleeping on the job!!  The best part of hunting for David was to be with his brothers, uncles, and family and at the end of the each day, sitting at the kitchen table, and swapping hunting stories, it was his highlight.
David was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Leora and Helen, brothers Vernon and Leroy, brothers-in-law James Lewis and Chester Lanehart, and nephew Chester Lanehart.  He is survived by his son Duane, sister Winnie, brother John (Charlene), sister Esther (Lowell), sister Joan, brother Deryl (Jean), sisters-in-law, Jane and Jill Bowie, special niece Pam (Brad), and many nephews and nieces, great nephews and great nieces and many many friends.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services,  1 2nd Avenue S.W. (at Crain Hwy) in Glen Burnie, on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 1pm.  As David chose cremation, the family will receive visitors at 12 pm prior to the service.  Burial will follow the memorial service at Glen Haven Memorial Park, at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would request you make a donation to your favorite charity in memory of David. The service will be live broadcast for those unable to attend via Zoom.  Please click on the link below to join

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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1 2nd Ave SW, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

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Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A.

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