Bobby Bowling

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Bobby Lee Bowling, 70, of Williamson, passed away Tues., May 6, 2014, at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Ky.

Born May 29, 1943, at Borderland, he was a son of the late Sidney Bowling and Susie Caudill Bowling. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Rice.

Bob was a retired supervisor with Ames Manufacturing. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing basketball. He was also an avid reader. He attended the Chattaroy Church of God. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Massey.

Bob's pleasant personality and gentle disposition drew people to him. He greeted everyone with a warm smile and friendly hello. He was dearly loved by his entire family and all of his friends. He will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered always.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Brenda Cline Bowling; a daughter, Thersa Lynn "Tracy" Spees of Indianapolis, Ind.; a granddaughter, Jennifer Mokoski; a brother, James Edward Bowling of Norwalk, Ohio; eight sisters, Mildred Jones of Lynchburg, Va.; Kathryn Hatfield of Sandusky, Ohio, Dixie Callihan of Lodi, Ohio, Gail Gessner of Amherst, Ohio, Carol Phipps of Cross Lanes, Debbie Pearson of Logan, Eva Marie Hundley of Charleston and Lisa Pruitt of Scott Depot; three step-daughters, LaDonna and Kisha Smith, both of North Carolina, and Maria Smith of Williamson, and a step-granddaughter, Kayedence Smith. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Fri., May 9, at Weaver Mortuary in West Williamson. Reverend Michael Bostic will officiate. Interment is in Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 141, P.O. 160, Delbarton, WV 25670.

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Weaver Mortuary of West Williamson is serving the Bowling family.

Published in Williamson Daily News from May 7 to May 8, 2014