Roland Bowling

Blanchard, Oklahoma

Aug 23, 1940 – Feb 23, 2017


August 23, 1940
February 23, 2017
Blanchard, Oklahoma


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Eisenhour Funeral Home - Blanchard Obituary

George Roland Bowling, 76, of Norman, died Thursday, February 23, 2017, in Norman. The son of Benjamin Franklin Bowling and Sallie Matilda (Findley) Bowling, he was born August 23, 1940 in Cole, Oklahoma. He was a veteran of the United States Army and Baptist in faith.

 Roland married Lurene Mae Dunn on August 1, 1962 in Norman, Oklahoma. He worked for the City of Norman for 22 years before retiring. In his spare time, Roland loved being outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed dancing and listening to country music. His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his family and friends.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Shirley Ann Bowling.

 Roland is survived by his wife, Lurene Bowling of Norman; two daughters, Brenda Wolf and Joe Wolf of Norman, and Trish Hawley and husband, Vince, of Norman; one son, Tim Bowling and wife, Becky, of Norman; five grandchildren, Sarah Wolf of Oklahoma City, Kacey Wolf of Norman, Zach Hawley of Edmond, Madison Hawley of Norman, and Dylan Bowling of Norman; two sisters, Pat Rodgers and husband, Jim, of Blanchard, and Sallie Bowling of Blanchard; and many other loved ones and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Eisenhour Funeral Home Chapel in Blanchard. Burial will follow in the Blanchard Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuedsay, February 28, 2017, at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home of Blanchard. Online obituary and guestbook are available at

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To Sally, Pat and all Rowland's Family.
So sad to hear of my old friend and Blanchard School classmate. Sally, you were my first new friend and playmate when my family moved to Blanchard in 1951. Rowland was always such a good kid, I don't remember anything bad about him. He still looked the same as I remember him except for the white hair. I have some of that too.
My thoughts are with all of you.

Lurene - I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I saw you and Roland only briefly through the years, I fondly remember when he, GP Farley, and Jim worked together.

So sorry for your loss. The neighborhood has sure missed seeing him on his walks with a little conversation thrown in,.
May these difficult time pass quickly.
We'll keep the family in our prayers....

He was such a sweet & ornery man! I loved his sense of humor and his honest & true character. My prayers are with everyone in the family. Love you guys!

I was so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I truly enjoyed getting to know Roland and loved his sense of humor! Will be missed terribly.

I'm so sorry for your family loss. Roland was a joy to know and I wish I could be there to say 'Good-Bye'.

Offering our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.