Bill Bowling, son of the late Gene Bowling and Buna Floyd Bowling, was born September 23, 1929 in Salem, Arkansas and died July 19, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 88 years.
He was a veteran who proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Yancy.
He was united in marriage June 4, 1957 in Salem, Arkansas to Christine Cawvey, who preceded him in death July 11, 1991.
He and Chris moved to Kansas City where he enjoyed working as an accomplished carpenter for thirty-five years. After retiring to West Plains he spent many years happily golfing.
He is survived by four children, Tina Bowling, Kelly Nelson and husband Ron, Terry Bowling and wife Rene, and Tracy Bowling and wife Michele; one sister, Mary Sue Smith, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was known as “Pops” to six grandchildren, Adam, Carl, Curtis, Jesse, Ericka, and Olivia.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, and one brother, Don Bowling.
Graveside services for Bill Bowling will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at State Line Cemetery, Fulton County, Arkansas, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
Memorial contributions may be made to the State Line Cemetery, and can be left at the funeral home.