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Rodamanthus Leon Bowman

November 7, 1972 ~ May 7, 2019 (age 46)

Rodamanthus Leon Bowman, 46, of Asheville, NC, passed away on May 7th at Mission Memorial Hospital.

Leon attended Asheville City Schools and was a member of the Asheville High School Class of 1991.  He took an early interest in Cosmetology and attended the AB Tech Cosmetology Program.  He also completed the Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready Program and was a certified chef. 

Leon was a well known and respected bouncer at Haywood Lounge and Club Papparazi.

He is survived by his wife, Shamika Ray Bowman, his mother Alma Bowman, his siblings Shaun Bowman, SoRay Bowman and Vallie Evita Bowman, his daughters Valencia Barton, LaSharra Ray Shelton (Chris) and Deleshia Bowman, his grandsons Christopher and Chrishad Shelton and Sy’Aquarius Spencer; cousins Tony Hayes and Robert Nicholas Bowman; and a host of family and close friends.

He is preceded in death by his father Walter Rodney Bowman, paternal grandparents Robert and Vallie Bowman, maternal grandparents Jack and Maggie Hayes.


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