Photo: Holly Shively / Staff
Photo: Holly Shively / Staff

Former biker gang leader’s funeral draws hundreds to Dayton

He once was one of the FBI’s most wanted men and had been serving two life sentences in prison.

Bowman, 69, of Detroit, died March 3. He was the former international president of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. 

The visitation and funeral this weekend could attract thousands to the Dayton area. 

Visitation began at 4 p.m. today and lasts through the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, according to an obituary on The procession from the fairgrounds to the Bear Creek Cemetery will begin at noon Saturday. 

Bowman previously served as his chapter president and national vice president before becoming the international president of the Outlaws, according to, a listing of 1percent bikers.

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