BOWLING, John Deral, 83, of Pompano Beach, quietly slipped into his Heavenly home on Wed. July 30. John was born in Lynchburg, VA Sept.28, 1930. After high school John earned a football scholarship to the University of Richmond, but later lost it to a knee injury. He then joined the Air Force, and they discovered and nurtured a natural talent he had for mechanics. Later this led to him going to school to earn his accreditation enabling him to go into his own successful airconditioning/refrigeration, major-appliance-repair buisness. John's golfing and his work were his main interests outside of his family. After his return from the Air Force to civilian life, he married Arliss Guthrie, now deceased, and together they produced a son Steven Bowling (Karen) and a daughter Susan Bowling Angrove (Rick) . In 1973, he married Marilyn C. Kahn Bowling, thereby acquiring 2 more sons, Gary and Dale Kahn, (both now deceased), and another daughter, Jana Kahn Beerens Watts (Reggie). Other grandchildren include: Lauren B. Klatman, John and Travis Bowling; Paul, Kyle, and Sarah Angove; and step-grandsons Scott and Mitchell Beerens. He also leaves behind 7 great-grandchildren. John had been a faithful member of Parkway Christian Church (now located in Davie) since 1973 and had served as a Deacon and Elder there. He especially loved teaching an adult Sunday School class, The Master's Charge Class, for many years, and it was always well attended. A celebration of his life service will be held at Parkway Christian Church at 1:00PM on Sunday, August 10.
Published in Sun-Sentinel from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3, 2014