James Philip Bowie, a beloved husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend, passed away on May 26, 2023, at the age of 56. Philip was born on August 13, 1966, the younger of two boys, to parents Gordon Scott Bowie and Elizabeth Helen Bowie, formerly of Clydebank, Scotland. After graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in business, Philip was hired into the Leadership Development Program at SBC, which eventually became AT&T. He was very invested in his work and in the people he worked with. Philip was so proud to have recently celebrated 26 years with AT&T as an Assistant Vice President for Global Public Policy.
Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, he cultivated a network of deep friendships which he kept close to his heart his entire life. He was a modern Renaissance man, with knowledge and skill in anything and everything that interested him. If he didn’t know it, he learned it. He loved cycling, skiing, woodworking, music, gardening, traveling, spending time with his family (including his dog, Lola) and sitting in his front yard watching the world go by. He saw the world through his own unique lens, which gave him a big, unique personality: he was humble, empathetic, caring, charismatic, kind, exacting, smart and oh so funny. He was a devoted husband and dad to his beloved wife and son. We had his whole heart; we had the best. He is, and will always be, so very missed.
Philip is survived by his wife Suzanna and son, Marshall; his mother, Helen; brother Mark and sister-in-law, Koren; nephew Jackson (and wife Allison) and niece Elizabeth (and partner Graham); sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, as well as many nephews and nieces through marriage.A memorial service will be held in Falls Church, Virginia, on Saturday, 6/17 at 2:00pm, immediately followed by a reception in the fellowship hall at the Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046.A second memorial service will be held in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, 6/24 at 2:00pm, immediately followed by a reception in the fellowship hall at University Presbyterian Church, 244 Resler Drive, El Paso, Texas 79912.In lieu of flowers, the family request that a donation be made to a charity of your choice.