Gary Bowling

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Gary Bowling, 43, of Muldrow, died on December 21, 2016 at his residence. He was born on September 3, 1973 in Franklin, IN to Jerry and Denise (Durham) Bowling. Gary was married to Vanita Blackburn on May 11, 1992 in Pittsburg, MO. He had worked as a HVAC Tech for the past five years also worked maintenance for nursing homes, Holiday Inn and Auto Zone. During his teenage years, he worked construction. He loved to fish, metal detecting and he loved his church, The General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn.Gary was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife-Vanita, children; James Bowling of Stillwater, Heather Bowling of Eolia, MO, Samantha Bowling, Angela Bowling and Jacob Bowling all of the home. Mother-Denise Hill of Muldrow, siblings; Tommy Bowling of Buffalo, MO, Brandy Baker of IN and Amanda Kimball of Arkansas. Many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and many friends.Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, December 26 at Forever Memories Funeral Services. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Forever Memories Funeral Services with Wayne Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in Akins Cemetery. Casket Bearers will be; Brandon Bowling, Chad White, Glenn Kimball, Jeff Holmes, Justin Walker and Ken Booth. Honorary bearers will be; James Bowling, Jacob Bowling and Lawrence Smith.


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  1. Penny Keller

    Vanita and family, I was so shocked to hear the news of Gary passing away. My heart is broke and I cannot even imagine the grief all of you are feeling. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family.

  2. Eugene and Belva skinner
  3. Eugene and Belva skinner Eugene

    So sorry y for your loss lots of wonderful memories. The last memories I have of brother Gary are the words he spoke at his aunt Vivians service.

  4. Barbara reed

    I’m so sorry for your loss your family will be in my prayers!

  5. Jennifer (Brock) Thomas

    I am so very sorry. I have wonderful childhood memories of Gary and growing up together. My prayers are with you all. I love you cousin, may you rest in peace.

  6. Heidi pierce

    I love you sis

  7. Laura Olds

    I send my condolences to Aunt Denise and to his family and friends.

  8. Rita Holmes

    I am so glad I got to know Bro. Gary. I know the pain you are feeling. My prayers are with you and your family. Love you all.

  9. Karl and Sonya
  10. Karl and Sonya Thaning

    We are so sorry to hear of Gary. We are always here to lend a hand if you or your family need anything. Contact us anytime 417-989-9897

  11. Bill and Becky Stratton

    Denise we are so sorry for your loss. We know what it feels like to lose a child. You are in our prayers. Again we feel your hurt and pain.

  12. Robert Bowling

    Rest In Peace my nephew! Prayers sent to you all!Love,Robert Bowling n Family

  13. Kenny & Kaylene Wright

    Love you always you are always in our prayrs.

  14. Dana White

    To The Family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in God’s at Acts 24:15, a promise from our loving Creator.Enclosed is a link to words that give peace and hope. My thoughts and prayer are with you. Sincerely, Dana White

  15. Lourita Allio

    I’m very sorry to hear about Gary. I can’t imagine losing a child. My prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Cliff and Annette Bowling

    Sorry for your loss, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

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