January 22, 1943 ~ March 19, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Herman Vincent Bowlds, 77 of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Baptist Health Madisonville. Mr. Bowlds was born January 22, 1943 in Owensboro, to the late Joseph Ernest and Clara Mae Payne Bowlds. Herman proudly served in the United States Navy, and was quite proud of his service and country. It came so natural and easy for Herman to make friends and for people to like him. You just couldn’t help it. He had such natural charm and charisma. It was so neat watching him with his grandchildren, as they had such an affinity for him, and he them. He was always playing with them, dancing and making them smile. Mr. Bowlds participated in many sports through work throughout his life, such as basketball and softball. He believed in staying in shape, and his health and fitness were a very important way of life for him. Herman was also known to be an avid bowler. He worked for Sturgeon Pontiac later in his career, where he later retired from.

Aside from his parents, Herman is preceded in death by his step-father, Joseph Elmer Connor; and two brothers, Joseph A. Bowlds and James Bowlds. He is survived by two daughters; DaNell Mitchell and Kim (Keith) Melhiser, and a son, Shaney Bowlds; grandchildren, Melissa, James, Patrick, Wesley, Jennifer, Bryce, Braden, Ryleigh and Charter; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Jesse, Karissa and Lylah; and one sister, Mary Elizabeth Johnson.

The funeral celebration for Herman will be live streamed 12:00 pm Monday, March 23rd, where family and friends may visit www.Facebook.com/HaleyMcGinnisFuneral to participate in the celebration.

Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Haley McGinnis is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Herman Bowlds. Share your messages of condolence, as well as sign his virtual guestbook, by visiting www.HaleyMcGinnis.com .

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  1. Praying for each and everyone of you. I love you. Know that he is with grandpas and grandma. He is cutting up with Uncle Joe and Uncle Jimmy. Aunt Martha is showing him around. Most importantly he is with Jesus and having a good old time. He knows that he will see us again.

  2. Fleet Reserve Association Tri-State Branch #105
    C/o 4100 Kipling Drive Owensboro, Kentucky 42303-7220

    In recognition of Herman Vincent Bowlds’
    honorable service to the United States of America, and the United States Navy; We extend our
    appreciation and gratitude for his service to God, Country, and the U. S. N.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

    In Loyalty, Protection, and Service, The Shipmates of Branch #105

  3. My wife Judy and I really were sorry to hear that Snookie has passed away. We will keep him and all of you, his family, in our prayers. I personally can fondly remember the many bowling games we enjoyed against each other. May he Rest In Peace.

  4. My prayers are with of you as you go through this time of sadness and always. If there is anything I can help with please let me know. God Bless. Take care. Love to each of you. Aunt Pearl

  5. So sorry regarding the passing of my cousin Snookie. My siblings and I had a lovely visit with him last year. My prayers are with the family and those who loved him.
    God Bless. Rest in Peace.

  6. We want to express our condolences to the family of Snookie Bowlds. As children, my siblings and I had a lot of fun with Snookie. We were fortunate that we were able to visit with him last year. Our prayers are with all who are mourning his loss. Rest in Peace and God Bless.
    Phyllis Connor Holinde
    John Connor Jr.

  7. We want to express our sympathy to the family and friends of Snookie. He will certainly missed. We are fortunate to have had a visit with him last year. Our prayers are with you. God Bless You.
    Phyllis Connor Holinde
    & John Connor Jr.

  8. We want to express our sympathy to the family and friends of Snookie Bowlds. We are blessed to have had the opportunity to visit with him last year. Our prayers are with you all. God Bless You.
    Phyllis Connor Holinde and
    John Connor Jr.

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