August 26, 1975 ~ February 14, 2021

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Billy was born on August 26th, 1975 to Regina Bowman and John Battles. He was extremely close to and had very special bonds with his grandmother, Virginia Goldsberry and his stepfather, Joseph Gibson.Throughout his life he attended church with his grandmother and accepted Christ at a young age. Billy passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 14th, 2021. His final resting place will be at Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.

After attending Arsenal Technical for High School, Billy had to become an adult fast. In doing so, he excelled quickly in the construction industry, becoming an essential piece of construction companies that had a hand in many projects throughout his homecity. Later in life Billy decided to return to school, completing business courses at Ivy Tech Community College. Combining these new found skills and the skills from countless years in the construction industry, Billy began to pursue many different business ventures.

He cherished the smallest things in life, while also finding value in everything. As Billy grew older, his passions grew stronger and his love for bikes grew into a never ending search for the perfect bikes to fix and perfect. He always kept an eye out for that bike that he thought would be perfect for someone he loved, family or friend.

Billy lived his life in a unique and special way. He carried the weight of the world on his shoulders and his presence demanded attention and provided a warmth and kindness that was unmatched. He was loved and respected by many people, all of which he considered family.

Billy leaves behind his three sisters, Freedom L. Brown (Ryan Brown), Jamie S. Barger, and youngest Cassie M. Barger. He is survived by four children, Steven A. Bowman (Olivia), Kristan J. Bowman (WIlliam Toyer), Carma L. Bowman, and youngest Billie M. Bowman. He is also survived by four grandchildren, countless cousins, nieces, nephews, and loved ones including his Grandmother, Virginia Goldsberry and Stepfather, Joseph Gibson. He is preceded in death by his mother.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Billy had a hand in setting many on a righteous path by holding myself and others to account with grace and compassion. Characteristics such as that have made an indelible impression on me. For that, I am grateful for Bill’s presence in my life.

  3. I hope God holds u as close as i need to right now! Billy Ray I know u will be just as loved in heaven as u are here. Please watch over all that need u the most! I promise to keep ur memory alive until my last breath! I LOVE U BUB!

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