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Country Comedian, KRZK Alum Don Bowman Dies

By: Harold Smith
Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2013

An entertainer who made his mark as a comedian and songwriter in Nashville and spent his last years in the Ozarks has died.

Don Bowman died Wednesday at a nursing facility in Forsyth at age 75.

Bowman went from radio to comedy and songwriting, then came back to radio in the late 90s, making a stop here at KRZK.

Don was a frequent substitute host and guest, joining Steve and Janet as one of his many alter egos…

            Don Bowman             

Bowman was known for his comedy albums in the 60s and 70s. He was the CMA’s first Comedian of the Year. As a songwriter, he co-wrote Just to Satisfy You for Waylon Jennings, and Wildwood Weed, which became a hit for Jim Stafford.

No word yet on funeral arrangements for Don Bowman.

Jeri King - 06/06/2013 1:41:35 PM
What a funny little man! I absolutely LOVED Don Bowman and was blessed to be able to work with him on air at KRZK!!! He will be missed. So thankful he is in Glory!!
Carol - 06/06/2013 4:32:58 PM
a very talented man, with a very big heart. I am happy I had the opportunity to know him and work with him. RIP, Don.
Peter Skye - 06/06/2013 8:46:21 PM
I worked with Don when he voiced the weekly American Country Countdown syndicated show. A true professional and an amazingly funny man, both on mic and off. I will miss him. - Peter Skye, Los Angeles
Jackie Bowman - 06/09/2013 1:35:08 PM
Thank You, everyone, for all you did...for loving my father and his music/career....he was a funny little man! Many will miss him and I am thankful he was loved by so many! No one will miss him as much as I...his daughter! Love you Daddy, May you R.I.P.
Mike Keck - 06/23/2013 8:49:01 PM
I remember hearing him on doctor dement show in the seventies. I remember hearing "Hello DJ' He was a very funny man with a distinct voice. I am sorry to hear he is gone.
Lloyd Huckstep, Richmond, Va. 23069 - 08/09/2013 1:17:57 PM
Many of us here in Richmond will fondly remember all the fun stuff Don performed on the records. I get a smile whenever his name is mentioned. He was gracious enough to answer the phone and chat when we'd call to laugh with him and discuss making the records. Rest Hoss. best, Lloyd Huckstep
Karl Bowman - 09/03/2013 7:59:11 AM
We grew up listening to Don, and I finally made the big leap to digitizing all my old Don Bowman Records so the family could listen to them again....they were just as good 40 years later.....RIP DON, I'm sure Waylon was there to greet you...