Funeral for notorious motorcycle gang leader scheduled for Fairgrounds

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'Taco' Bowman was president of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club,

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Harry Joseph "Taco" Bowman, the former president of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club who was on the FBI's top ten most wanted fugitive's list, will have his funeral on Saturday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

Bowman's funeral is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. A procession from the fairgrounds to Bear Creek Cemetery on North Union Road in Madison Twp. will begin at 12 p.m.

Bowman, who was serviving a life sentence in federal prison, died on Sunday at the Federal Medical Center in North Carolina on Sunday. He was 69 years old.

According to the Detroit News, Bowman was considered one of the most infamous motorcycle gang leaders in U.S. history. The Outlaws were rivals to the Hell's Angels. 

Bowman was placed on the FBI's Most Wanted List in 1998, interrupting what had been a relatively low profile kept by Bowman while serving as leader of the Outlaws. 

In 2001, he was convicted in a Federal court in Florida of the murders of several rival gang members, firebombings, racketeering and conspiracy among other charges. He was sentenced to two life sentences plus 83 years. 

Bowman had a long-running feud with Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger over which gang was superior. 

Several members of the Outlaws were previously interned at Bear Creek Cemetery. 

Funeral for notorious motorcycle gang leader scheduled for Fairgrounds

Members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club en route to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds for the funeral of Hary Joseph "Taco" Bowman. His funeral will be at the fairgrounds on Sunday.  (WDTN Staff/Chris Smith) 

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