Biography of Lt. Jeff Bowman
June 29‚ 1963 – March 11‚ 2006
Jeff began his career with the Chattanooga Fire Department in 1998. To him‚ it was an honor to be accepted into this community of caring and dedicated people. He came to realize that is was not just a career‚ but quickly learned that he had become part of a big family. He poured his heart and soul into the fire department. He was so proud of being there. He had a passion for learning‚ so he began studying and trying to learn all he could soak in. As a result‚ he received many certificates and eventually ‚was promoted to lieutenant in January 2003.
He was well loved and respected by his fellow fire fighters. They knew he cared about them‚ his job‚ and others. He would have risked his life for any one of them. He was especially remembered for his daily jokes and pranks. He lived to make others smile.
Jeff lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed many activities such as canoeing‚ fishing‚ running‚ working out‚ hiking‚ and boxing. His love for life and his competitiveness helped him to achieve many accomplishments. He won the all Navy Middle-Weight Boxing Title in 1985 while serving in the Navy. He placed in many body building contests‚ as well as winning several races. You just couldn’t keep him still.
He was happiest when he was with his family. He adored his wife and 2 sons. He devoted his life to them. He was a loving husband‚ guiding father‚ dedicated brother‚ and loyal friend to many.
He will never be forgotten as a courageous fire fighter‚ protector of the underdog‚ encourager to those in need‚ and respecter of our flag & heritage. But‚ most of all‚ he loved god‚ his family‚ and all who came into his path.