A great story of a generation that does not want to slow down and even at the ripe old age of 80 continues to work each and every day.
Few people know auto parts like Curt Bowman. Now 80 years old, he’s been selling parts since he was a teenager. That’s six days a week, year after year, even to this day. He and his son own Bowman Parts Company at the corner of Wilson and 5th. “He’s in here every day,” said his son, Craig Bowman, 53. “It gives him a reason to get up and get going in the morning, some place to go and something to do.” Looking back, Curt Bowman recalled how he grew up on a farm in the Newark area. But, he admitted, “I wasn’t really into farming.” Fortunately, his dad gave him another option.