Bowtie was born in Elgin, SC to Celia and Donald Lee Matheson. He was chief Security officer (GSSO) B-2 Bomber Branch. Bowtie graduated high school from Lugoff in Elgin, SC and also attended Rose State. He served our country in the USAF in Desert Storm and achieved the rank of Master Sgt. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of Air Force Security Police Association. He was an officer of Bikers Against Child Abuse. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Melba and Charlie Hall; brother-in-law Mark Hilburn. He is survived by his wife Kimberly "Nips"; daughters, Misti and Traci; grandchildren, Kaylynn, Jackson, and Lilie; sister, Dallas; brother, Shawn. Services to celebrate his life will be 3:00 PM, Friday, October 21, 2011 at VFW Post 382, 1515 Rock Island in El Reno, OK.