lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

11/12/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Tommy Bowry

William Thomas Bowry, Jr.
(1966 - 22 Oct 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this early Saturday morning.       Tommy Bowry, son of   Charlotte Rawls Bowry Vaughan ('59), and nephew of Lee Rawls (Ferguson HS - '65) of FL and of Tom Rawls (Ferguson HS - '67) of VA, passed away in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the age of 45.

   His maternal grandmother, Mildred "Pop" Wilder Rawls Steiger (21 Dec 1910 - 23 July 2007), preceded him in death four years ago.

From the Daily Press - 11/12/11:

              William T. Bowry, Jr.



FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. - William Thomas 'Tommy' Bowry, 45, died Oct. 22, surrounded by his family. He was born in Charlotte, N.C., in 1966. He has been a Florida resident since 1988.

Tommy was preceded in death by his father, William Thomas Bowry Sr.; and his good buddy JD.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Charlotte Bowry Vaughan and Douglas Vaughan; his brother, Matthew Bowry; his wife, Adriana; and his two daughters, Isabella and Jasmine. He is also survived by his uncle, James and aunt, Millie Bowry of Williamsburg, his uncle, Lee and aunt, Anne Rawls of Florida and his uncle, Tom and aunt, Jean Rawls of Yorktown. Uncle, Lee and aunt, Anne were like second parents to him, and visiting them each summer is where he fell in love with Florida and the water.


Tommy Bowry



Tommy graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in finance from the Mcintire School of Commerce. He was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Miller Howard Investments, Inc. and the Southeast Regional Director. Prior to joining them, he spent seven years with Blackrock as a Director and four years with Pimco and Nicolas Applegate as a Regional Vice president for the Southeastern United States. He also received the CIMA designation bestowed by the Wharton School of Business.

Tommy was most happy near or on the water, fishing, boating, scuba diving or relaxing on the beach with family and friends. His friends said he was always smiling and would do anything for you. He was very loved by everyone and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

There was a memorial service held on Oct. 26, on the beach in Fort Lauderdale.

Please go to if you would like to make a contribution in Tommy's memory towards an education fund for his daughters. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from November 12 to November 13, 2011.
Visit Guest Book


November 12, 2011

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

~ Stewart Rodgers, Newport News, Virginia
November 12, 2011
Charlotte, Doug and family,
We were so very sorry to hear about Tommy. We send our deepest sympathies and prayers.

~ Joan, Bob & Rob Upshaw, Cutler Bay, Florida
November 12, 2011

This is such a great picture of Tommy! The smile I have seen many times...I have been thinking about the great times with him from elementary school all the way through college. I am so sorry for the loss of such a good friend and good man.

Sharon Putnam Baldwin and Clark Baldwin

~ Sharon Baldwin, Newport News, Virginia

November 12, 2011

Charlotte and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your son. It's been a long time since we've spoken but my prayers are with you. The memories you have made with him will bring you comfort during the next few weeks.

~ Anne Francis, Newport News, Virginia

November 12, 2011


12, 2011


November 12, 2011

November 12, 2011


November 12, 2011


November 12, 2011


November 12, 2011


November 12, 2011

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Bowry and Rawls families and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

"Come, Ye Disconsolate" midi courtesy of - 10/06/05

"Come, Ye Disconsolate" lyrics courtesy of - 10/06/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2011

Return to NNHS Class of 1965