"I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die." John 11:25-26
Christopher James Bowling was born on December 13, 1979, in Houston, Texas to James and Debbie Bowling. He passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Murphy, Texas. Chris graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1998. He loved to swim, bowl, and play soccer and baseball. He was on the high school swim team and FFA. He raised a pig named "Shorty" for his FFA project his senior year.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1998 to the year 2000 when he injured his foot and was given a medical disability. After his service to his country he attended the MTI College of Business and Technology in Clear Lake and received an Associate's Degree in 2002.
He was baptized in 2005 after making a public profession of his faith in Jesus Christ at the Memorial Baptist Church.
When Chris was an 18 month old toddler he got caught in Grandpa Schwartz's garage dragging his sledge hammer around. His uncles got a kick out of that and gave him the nickname, "Bamm-Bamm", after the cartoon character Bamm-Bamm Rubble, Barney and Betty Rubble's little boy of the Flintstones.
He is preceded in death by his two grandfather's: W. C. "Bill" (Papa) Bowling and Robert Schwartz.
He is survived by his mother and father, James Patrick Bowling and Debbie Schwartz Bowling; his two big brothers: Carl Bowling, and J.P. Bowling (Terri); his two sisters: Melissa Dollens (Clint Dollens), and Amy James (Eric James); his Grandparents: Andrew and Etta Wisenbaker, Martha Schwartz, and Patsy Bowling Woodbury; and his multitude of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins. All will miss him greatly. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, March 18, 2015 between 5:00 and 8:00. Funeral services will be on Thursday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Grand View Funeral Home. The funeral will be followed by a short graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask you make a donation to the Paralyzed Veterans of America at www.pva.org in memory of Christopher.