Grand Marshalls

1971 – Ben Barnes – Lieutenant Governor of Texas
1972 – Dolph Briscoe – Governor of Texas
1973 – Joe Hanna – Texas Congressman, 54th District
1974 – Terry Morgan – Mayor of Bowie
1975 – Donnie Gay – World Champion Cowboy
1976 – Texas Ranger Belles Riding Club
1977 – American Assoc. of Sheriff’s Posses & Riding Club
1978 – Charles W. Stenholm – US Congressman 17th District
1979 – Olie Carriker & Eveln Husfeld – Bowie’s Man & Woman of the year
1980 – Tom Nichols – Bowie’s Poet Laureat
1981 – Dr. John Middleton – Mayor of Bowie
1982 – Johnnie High – Country Singer
1983 – Ray Farabee – Texas State Senator
1984 – Flyo Jones Case – Pioneer Country Music Journalist & Bowie Native
1985 – Sherry Richards – Mrs. Texas 1985 & Bowie Resident
1986 – Dave Allred – Son of Texas Governor James Allred & Bowie Native
1987 – Charles W. Martin – Local Cartographer for 1986 Bowie City Map
1988 – Jean Montague – Great Great Grandson of Col. Daniel Montague
1989 – Joe Brown – Farm Editor & Journalist for the Times/Record News
1990 – Tuff Hedeman – 1986 – 1989 World Champion Bull Rider
1991 – Charles Finnell – Texas State Representative, 80th District
1992 – Nell Haigood
1994 – The Heard Family – Heard’s Hardware
1997 – T.K. Ranch
1999 – Leiland Jett
2000 – J.W. & Peggy Cure – Owners of Bowie Dairy Queen
2001 – Owen Meyer
2002 – Cy Young
2003 – Juanita Allen
2004 – M. H. Henry
2005 – James Cantwell, Bowie City Manager
2006 – Area Fire Departments
2007 – Rodeo Legend Roy Cooper and his children and grand children.
2008 – Greg Evans, Superintendent of Bowie Independent School District
2009 – Emily Klement, Dean of North Central Texas College
2010 – Jean Angove, Angove Real Estate
2011 – Dick Allen, Allen’s Texaco
2012 – Paul Swint, Sue Swint Realty
2013 – Cody Lambert, PBR
2014 – Van Baize, Wellington Bank
2015 – Bobby Del Vecchio, PBR Ring of Honor Recipient
2016 – Bob and Verna Mae Brashear

James Cantwell, 2005 Grand Marshall