TOPEKA - Bradley Scott Bowman, 50, went to be with the Lord Wednesday March 20, 2019 surrounded by family at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka at 7 p.m.
Scott was the son of Connie Kathlene (McQueen)Bowman and James Robert Bowman of McPherson the second of four children.
Scott was born at Pekin Illinois, May 28, 1968. He lived there until the family relocated to McPherson in 1974 where his parents established an equipment rental store.
Scott was a committed Christian who gave his life to Christ at an early age. He attended the McPherson School system and graduated from McPherson High School. He then furthered his education earning degrees from Hutchinson Junior College, McPherson College (BA) and Emporia State (MBA-History).
Scott met the love of his life, Tara Kay Summers while attending Emporia State. They were married June 2, 1996 at Quinter. This union was blessed with three children, Timothy Scott Bowman, McPherson, Mariah Faith Bowman and Sonya Kay Bowman of the home.
Scott started working, quite young, sharing a paper route with his brother. He carried eight papers and took longer than his brother’s 74. When asked why it took him so long, he replied, “It takes some people a long time to answer the door.” Boy did he get the tips at Christmas.
He worked at McPherson Rental Center, where he became assistant manager. He started his IT career working for Emporia State while attending school. After graduation the couple established their home in Topeka where Scott was employed in the IT field and Tara taught school. Scott was with Security Benefit Insurance and Pay Less Shoes.
He then moved to the State of Kansas in the Juvenile Justice Department, and the Kansas Dept. of Commerce. Most recently he worked as an Adjunct Professor at Washburn Technical Institute and at Chick-fil-A and Frito-Lay.
His impact can be measured by the outpouring of love from family, friends, co-workers and his prayer partners who gathered regularly to pray over Topeka. Scott loved family gatherings and relished history, camping, working out in martial arts and all manner of artistic expression. More than 60 people will be blessed by the fact he was an organ donor. He will be greatly missed.
Scott is survived by his parents in McPherson, his older brother James Robert Bowman II (Kelly) of Wichita, his sister Kathlene Kirsten Bowman and her husband Matthew Stinemetze of Tehachapi California, and his youngest sister, Rebecca (Becky) Elizabeth Bowman of McPherson.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. at Fellowship Bible Church in Topeka on March 28. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. at New Hope Evangelical Church in McPherson on April 1.
Memorial gifts can be made to the Scott Bowman Memorial Fund c/o either church.