Dr. Ralph Hubert Bowick, M.D.
Dr. Ralph Hubert Bowick, M.D., husband of the late Marjory Gault Bowick, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
He was born November 1, 1925 in the Wideman Community of McCormick County, SC, the son of the late Luther Winthrop Bowick and the late Vera Lucille Butler Bowick. Dr. Bowick started his education in a one room, one teacher school at age 5. He was a 1941 graduate of McCormick High School. He started Clemson that same year where he majored in Pre-Med and played football under Frank Howard. He finished Clemson at the age of 18.
Dr. Bowick was drafted in 1944 and assigned to the Armored Forces at Ft. Knox, KY. He finished basic training, then graduated OCS, as a 2nd Lt. In 1945 he was assigned to join Patton in armored tanks but the war ended as he was on the way to the Pacific, so he was reassigned to the 24th Infantry Division-Headquarters Company where he spent one year in Japan Army Occupation.
After his military service, he entered the Medical College of South Carolina. He served his Internship in Wayne, MI at Eloise Hospital where he met and married his wife of 60 years, Marjory May Gault. Dr. Bowick served his Surgical Residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital and the Dearborn Veteran Hospital. He passed his boards in surgery in 1957 and moved to Greenville where he worked at St. Francis Hospital for six months. He and his family then moved to Easley and in 1958 where he began his practice with Dr. Bill Goudelock. Dr. Bowick served in many areas during his career such as the Easley Hospital Staff, Greenville General Staff, American College of Surgeons, Pickens County Medical Society, SC Surgical Society, SC Medical Association, and the Southern Surgical Society. He also served as Chairman of the Crippled Children Committee, ten years as a Rotarian, and one term on the board of Meals on Wheels. In 1992 he retired from surgery and joined the staff of Easley Baptist Hospital as part-time Medical Director until his full retirement in 2008.
He was a faithful member Easley Presbyterian Church since 1958, where he taught the Men's Sunday School Class for many years and served as Deacon and Elder.
Surviving are his son, Bill Bowick (Kaye) of Easley; his three daughters, Debbie Bowick Page of Lexington, Toni Bowick (Beth) of Saluda, and Pam Bowick Baker (Sam) of Pickens; his grandchildren, Shane Howard, Tia LaMance (Chad), Scott Bowick, Brian Bowick (Paola), Brooke Newman (Brandon), Lindsey Page, Brett Baker (Abby), Ryan Bowick (Kaycee), and Kobe “Toby” Bowick Miller; and his great-grandchildren, Caleb Howard, Braxton LaMance, Teagan Howard, Tristan Howard, Bryson Bowick, Gabriella Bowick, Liam Bowick, Rhett Newman, Mattie Rae Newman, Roman Casselman, Scottie Bowick, and Maisie Bowick.
Doc had a life-long love of the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He and Marge spent many years cultivating a garden filled with all varieties of flowers but their special love was Rhododendrons. They were members of the Rhododendron society and won many awards through the years for their flowers. Whatever was blooming or in season, Doc always wanted to share. He would take flowers to the hospital or more recently to share with his friends at The Bridge. During the summer he kept his friends and neighbors supplied with tomatoes.
Committal services will be 10:00 AM Friday, June 9, 2023 at Robinson Memorial Gardens, 1425 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC 29642.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Friday, June 9, 2023 at Easley Presbyterian Church.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church parlor.
Memorials may be made to Thornwell Children's Home by visiting their website at https://thornwell.org.
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