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William R "Bill" Bowlin
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1910
Bridgeport
Wise County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1996
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

Funeral services for W.R. (Bill) Bowlin, 86, of Center, were held December 12 in the Mangum Chapel with Wesley Welborn officiating. Burial followed in the Magnolia Springs Cemetery at Magnolia Springs.

Mr. Bowlin died December 9 in Shreveport after a short illness.

He was born April 11, 1910, in Bridgeport, to Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Bowlin. He transferred to Center in 1955 with Entex Gas Company, and retired in 1975. He was active in civic affairs, serving as mayor pro tem and councilman for many years, as well as president of the Chamber of Commerce. He was president of DETCOG and TARC.

He served in World War II in the Philippines and Japan with an honorable discharge as a major. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, and served on numerous church committees and as president of the administrative board. He was an avid golfer, and his golf friends served as honorary pallbearers.

He is survived by his wife, Lula Bowlin; daughters Barbara Byrd of Rosenburg, Susan Fuller and husband, Deny, of Rosenburg; Karen Ogletree and husband Barry of Waco; Jane Burt and husband, Mark, of Garland, and Kathy Thomas and husband, Miller, of Center; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a brother, James P. Bowlin of Runaway Bay; a sister, Mrs. L. Hipp (Mary Katheryn) of Fort Worth; nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Fannie Brown Booth Library in Center; to the First United Methodist Church, or to a charity.

The Bridgeport Index, Thursday, December 19, 1996
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Richmond Bowlin (1884 - 1935)
  Kathryn Montford Bowlin (1889 - 1968)
 
 Spouse:
  Lula Bean Bowlin (1919 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  William R Bowlin (1910 - 1996)
  Virginia Kathryn Bowlin (1912 - 1912)*
  James Preston Bowlin (1920 - 2005)*
  Mary Kathryn Bowlin Hipp (1923 - 2014)*
  John Montford Bowlin (1927 - 1990)*
  Barbara Jane Bowlin Read (1930 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

WILLIAM R BOWLIN
1S LT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
APR 11 1910 DEC 9 1996

 
Burial:
Magnolia Springs Cemetery
Magnolia Springs
Jasper County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: jphil090855
Record added: Oct 03, 2010
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William R Bill Bowlin
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William R Bill Bowlin
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