Patrick Neal Bowman


Patrick Neal Bowman died on Saturday, January 27, 2018, due to a traffic accident in Columbus.

He was born on August 19, 1982, in Columbus.

Patrick was a member of Parkside Baptist Church where he was baptized after accepting Jesus as his Savior at the age of seven.

He graduated from Columbus North High School in 2001 and attended Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus, where he studied photography.

Patrick was a talented singer and songwriter who wrote over 1,000 songs. In high school, he started his first band, Lenore Syndrome, and recorded a CD. He was a member of several other bands through the years.

For the last 10 years he was known by the stage name “Tilford Sellers,” playing Honky Tonk country music. He and his band recorded four albums and toured the country playing venues in over 20 states.

He was recently nominated as the 2018 Honky Tonk Male Artist of the Year by The Ameripolitan Music Awards. Patrick was planning to attend the awards ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee, on Feb. 13.

Patrick had many interests and hobbies. He was a talented photographer, an avid reader, and a serious collector of vintage vinyl records and Spiderman comic books.

Patrick is survived by his fiance, the love of his life, Sarah Terrell; his parents, Rick and Judy Bowman of Columbus; and sister, Kathryn (Thomas) Branyon of San Antonio, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gail and Josephine Bowman and Dwight D. and Jewell Carmichael.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at Parkside Baptist Church with Dr. William Bailey officiating on Saturday, February 3, 2018, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. and the service beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Owensburg Cemetery in Owensburg, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to the Heritage Fund in memory of Patrick Bowman. The money will be used to establish a scholarship for students pursuing an education in music.

Donations can be made through the Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home or at the Heritage Fund Office, 538 Franklin St., Columbus, IN 47201.