William O. “Bill” Bowling, 78, of Veedersburg, passed away 3:23 pm Thursday December 2, 2010 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was born August 2, 1932 in Tangier, Indiana the son of Arthur Monroe and Grace Ida (Harvey) Bowling. He married Theda Perry in December 1956. He later married Patricia (Hancock) Keeling December 1, 1990 in Attica Indiana.
Surviving family include his wife Pat Bowling, Veedersburg; six sons, Tom (Katrina) Bowling, Crawfordsville; Tony (Carla) Bowling, Covington; Terry (Mindy) Bowling, Darlington; Wm. Dewaine (Kim) Bowling, Veedersburg; Ty Bowling, Covington; Dewey (Amie) Bowling, Veedersburg; three step-sons, Eric (Julie) Keeling, Veedersburg; Todd (Tricia) Keeling, Hillsboro; Cory Keeling, Veedersburg; step-daughter, Lisa (Brian) Galloway, Veedersburg; two brothers, Arthur Bowling, Covington; and Donald Bowling, Tennessee; 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a good friend and golf buddy, Rick Booe.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mary Ellen Houston; five brothers, Bob Bowling, Jesse Bowling, James Bowling, Lowell Dean Bowling, Bob Nolen, a granddaughter Samantha Bowling and a great-granddaughter McKinley Crum.
Bill attended school in Kingman and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed at Hyster in Danville, IL retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Sterling Christian Church, American Legion Post #288, and VFW Post #2695. He was an avid sports fan, enjoying IU basketball, Indianapolis Colts, and his kids and grandchildren’s sporting events over the years. He enjoyed attending high school football games and golfing with his good friend Rick. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time with Pat and their good friends, Jim & Reba Page, Quinton & Karen Tooker, and Jim & Judy Carwile.
Funeral service will be 11:00 am Monday December 6, 2010 at Sterling Christian Church, 109 N. Eagle St. Veedersburg, IN with Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 pm Sunday December 5, 2010 at Sterling Christian Church. Interment at Rockfield Cemetery, Veedersburg, with military honors provided by American Legion Post #288. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society. Services entrusted to Dickerson Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com