Gary L. Bowling was taken to be with our Lord on December 20, 2013 after a short illness. Gary was born on December 17, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri to Delmer D. and V. Madelon (Lear) Bowling who pre-decease him. He is also pre-deceased by Pamela, his wife of 45 years. Cherishing their short time together are his wife, Fiona, and her children, who reside in Wisconsin, Jim, Jennifer, Jeannine, Jay and Jeremy and their spouses and nine grandchildren who loved him. Also surviving are Steven and Frances Bowling, his brother and sister-in-law and his sister, Karen and husband, John, of Kansas City, MO, and his many lifetime friends in Missouri share in his loss. Gary spent his working career as an Executive in the wholesale floral industry in Kansas, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee and retired to Ocala, Florida in 2005. He enjoyed serving part-time as one of the Security Guards for the Palm Cay community whose residents held him in high esteem. He will be greatly missed. His neighbors and friends in On Top of the World share happy memories and remember him with love. Forest Lawn Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Visitation to celebrate his life will be at 10:00am, followed by funeral services and internment at 11:00am on Monday, January 6, 2014.