July 7, 2014
Date of Service: July 10, 2014
Interment Location: Garden of Prayer
Mr. William H. “Bill” Bowling, 72, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Bill and Anna Mae Luttrel Bowling and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of forty-six years, Linda Faye Holder Bowling, on January 7, 2009.
Mr. Bowling was retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard with forty years of service. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and attended East Side Freewill Baptist Church. He was a salesman who worked at several different auto parts companies.
He is survived by three sons, Ty Bowling, Todd Bowling and Terry Bowling and his wife, Angie, all of Elizabethton; two brothers, John Bowling and Jim Bowling, both of Elizabethton; two brothers-in-law, Johnny Holder and his wife, Sandra; Grady Holder and his wife, Alecia, all of Elizabethton; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Bowling will be conducted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Riverside Chapel, Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Rev. Justin Deaton officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday prior to the service.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Sam Nichols officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be R.L. Hambrick, Joe Williams, Ralph Simmons, Lester Julian, Larry Moe Presnell, members of the Tennessee Army National Guard, fellow employees of NAPA, and Joe William’s Adult Sunday School Class of Eastside Freewill Baptist Church. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 8:50 AM on Thursday.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Second Harvest Food Bank C/O Eastside Freewill Baptist Church, 704 Siam Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643, or the American Cancer Society, C/O Lou Cooter, 400 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643.