Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Timothy G. “Doc” Bowermaster, 68, of Chillicothe died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at his residence.

Born Oct. 4, 1943, in Pekin to Thurl C. and Florence M. (Gibson) Bowermaster, he married Colette L. Palumbo on April 4, 1964.

Surviving are one daughter, Lynette (Kurt) Norris of St. Charles, Ill., and one son, Michael (Rachel) Bowermaster of Chillicothe; three sisters, Judi (Sam) Johnson, Chris (Jim) Bridges and Amy (Rickie) Beard, all of Peoria; and five granddaughters.

He  graduated from Spalding Institute and went on to have a career in the car business for almost 40 years. He worked as the finance manager at Riverside Chevrolet in Chillicothe for 15 years, last working Feb. 11, 2012.

Funeral services were Saturday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe with visitation one hour prior to the services and on Friday. Cremation rites were accorded following the service, and inurnment will be held at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Center in Peoria.

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