Jewel “Mark” Bowling, age 88,
of Keno, passed from this life on Friday, July 15, 2016.
Jewel was born on May 10, 1928,
in the Confluence community of Leslie County, son of the late
Shafter and Hazel Bowling.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force
during the Korean War, 1949 – 1952.
Jewel retired from civil service at
Newark Air Force Station, in Newark, Ohio, in 1983.
He loved gardening, bowling, fishing and
watching Kentucky basketball.
Jewel attended First Baptist Church of
He is survived by his wife,
Joan Huff Bowling; their sons, Garry (and Josephine) Bowling, of
Bronston, and Kevin (and Michele) Bowling, of Watsonville,
California; his brother, Ernest Bowling, of Tennessee; his
sisters, Mary Josephine Roberts, of Ohio, Lucy Jane (and Otto)
Bohlender, of Ohio, Sally Elam, of Lexington, Rose Marie
Chandler, of Lexington, Shelia Faye (and Jerry) Fox, of Ohio,
and Sharon (and Paul) Harvey, of Booneville; his six
grandchildren, Junnadel Bowling, Jonathan Bowling, Joryann (and
Jarrod) Barnes, Jeraldine Bowling, Michael (and Laura) Bowling
and Stephen Bowling; his two great-grandchildren, Isabella and
Vanessa; and his devoted friend, his dog, “Dasha”.
Preceding Jewel in death are
his parents; his brothers, Henry M. Bowling and Larry E.
Bowling; and one sister, Margie Ellen Sizemore.
Services will be held Thursday,
July 21, 2016, at Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with
visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The funeral service
will follow visitation at 12:00 noon, with Bro. Richard
Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial
Military Honors will be conducted by the
American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Paul Harvey, Jeff
Fox, Jonathan Bowling, Michael Bowling, Stephen Bowling and
The Bowling Family extends a
special ‘Thank You” to Tina Hardin, who faithfully served as
caregiver to Jewel.
The family requests expressions
of sympathy take form of contributions to the choir of the First
Baptist Church of Burnside.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.