ATLANTA, Ga. - Mark Edward Bowling was born on April 12, 1958, in Fort Huachuca, Arizona to Wiley and Magalene Bowling. He was raised in Milford, Connecticut. He enrolled at the University of Georgia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He continued his education at the University of Alabama, graduating with a Master of Business in Hospital and Health Administration. Mark worked for ten years as Chief Operating Officer for Humana Hospital Corporation in Augusta, Georgia. He and a partner founded a physician practice and medical clinic management services business in 1993. Mark later became the owner and President of MedTrust, Inc., Martinez, Georgia. Mark was an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club of Augusta, serving as Board President. He served as a trustee for Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta before moving to Atlanta, where he was an active member of the Tri-Cities Church. He departed this life on October 5, 2016 at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mary Allison Bowling; parents, Wiley and Magalene Bowling; sister, Joyce Bowling-Heyward; three children, Amanda, Lauren, and Jordan Bowlng; four step-children, Shane, Melanie, and Chasity Hartness, and Zachary Smith; and a host of relatives, fraternity brothers and friends. The Omega Service and Celebration of Life will be held at 4 PM on Friday, October 14, 2016, at the Tri-Cities Church, 2619 Ben Hill Road, East Point, GA 30344. Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Cities Church Building Fund, PO Box 82855, Hapeville, GA 30354.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Oct. 12, 2016