Bobby Bowlin

Bobby G. Bowlin, age 82, of Rives, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at his residence. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Alamo Cemetery near Rives with Bro. Tom Harrison officiating. Pallbearers will be William Witherington, Jamie Crockett, Nathan Grasfeder, Jerry Morgan, Mark Allen and Chuck Ables, Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Harrison, Doug Copeland, Mickey Hicks, Kenneth Coleman and Ezra Weathers. There will be no visitation. Bowlin was born in Palmersville on July 6, 1938, the son of the late Herman and Ruby Myrick Bowlin. He was a tire room manager for the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Union City. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis Bowlin of Rives; a son, Perry (Traci) Bowlin of Martin; three daughters, Shonda Baltz and Kelly (Jamie) Crockett, both of Rives and Paige Bowlin of Cincinnati, Ohio; and six grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James Duel Bowlin, Roy Bowlin and Paul Bowlin; and two sisters, Dorothy Dawson and Georgia Ables. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105.

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