He was born in London, Ky., in the community of Greenmount. He has made his home in Cleveland for the last 50 years raising his family here.
He worked as a landscaper and in lawn care in Cleveland for many years. He owned his own business, Bowling Landscaping, and ran it from the early 1970s to the present. He was an avid fisherman, who had taken part in many tournaments throughout the area and over many years.
He loved being with friends and hearing and telling stories and jokes. He pulled many magic tricks on people just to see the amazement on their faces. He loved listening to bluegrass music and watching people and friends “pickin’-N-grinin’.”
He worked at Peyton's Southeastern for the last 15 years where he enjoyed his work and co-workers. He was only ready to retire after his recent illness.
He was preceded in death by his father, Emory Bowling; and mother and stepfather, Lorene and Russell Adams; two brothers: Roy and William Bowling; and one nephew, Steven Bowling.
He is survived by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Mark D. and Tina Bowling; one grandson, Emory G.; one granddaughter, Claudia R. Bowling, all of Georgetown; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa L. and Dennis Campbell of Florida; the mother of his children and friend, Phyllis A. Bowling of Cleveland; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Eldon Ledger of Hamilton, Ohio; one brother, James Bowling of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters-in-law: Juanita Bowling and Sue Bowling of London; and several nieces and nephews of Kentucky.
A celebration of his life is planned for Monday, March 10, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Stuart Park Baptist Church located at 850 17th St. N.W in Cleveland with the Rev. Jim Mathis officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church on Monday night from 6 until the service time.
He will be laid to rest in the Calhoun Memorial Cemetery in a private ceremony.
You are encouraged to share a memory of David and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Bowling family with these arrangements.