Esau Bowman, Jr., known to all who knew him as “Pa Peter” AKA “Fox” AKA “The Peanut Man” was the eldest child born to the late Esau Bowman, Sr., and the late Elizabeth Cohen Bowman on February 2, 1954, in Hampton County, South Carolina. He made his transition on December 24, 2020, at his home in Furman, South Carolina.
Pa Peter received his education in the Hampton District Two School system and quickly entered the workforce. He skillfully worked in the milling industry for many years until his health stricken his employment. Having such a tenacious spirit, Pa Peter turned to his true passion for gardening, where he grew and sold peanuts amongst other harvest. He had a niche for repairing small engines and spending time with others socializing and making others laugh. He had so much love for his family and he loved dogs.
Pa Peter had a way with all those that encountered him, and once you did, you would always want to be around him. He was loved by his Furman community; so much, that there was a sidewalk paved in his honor; “Pa Peter Trail”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four siblings, and two nephews.
He leaves to cherish his memories: one sister, Gloria Graves of Furman SC; one brother, Willie Bowman of Furman, South Carolina; adopted daughter that he loved and adore as his own. Casondra Scott of Ridgeland SC; six nieces; five nephews; nine grandnieces; five great-grand nieces; fourteen great-grand nephews; two aunts, Louise Williams of Estill, SC and Fleeta Cohen of Beaufort, SC; one uncle, Ray Charles Cohen; one grand uncle, Marion Cohen; and a host of other family and friends.
Due to the current state of (COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, as ordered by the Governor for the State of South Carolina, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing; as well as attending all graveside services must wear a mask. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to enter the funeral home at any given period during the viewing process. We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative to each of you for your prayers and considerations during this difficult time in their lives.
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