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Gary E. Bowlin

Published: March 12, 2014 4:00 AM

Gary E. Bowlin, age 71, of Ravenna, passed away, Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born August 22, 1942, in Ragland, Alabama, the son of James and Lena Mae Bowlin.

Mr. Bowlin was a supervisor at Morris Controls. His biggest passion, after his family, was Alabama Crimson Tide football, where he had been a member of the team during his college years. He coached little baseball in Alabama and had kept in touch with some of his favorite players. He loved the Cleveland Browns and fishing. He was funny and had a wicked sense of humor. He loved hard and treated everyone like family.

Gary E. Bowlin

Survivors include his daughters: Susan Bullock and Alice Stewart, both of Akron. His grandson and best friend, Gabriel and former wife and dear friend: Susan Bowlin of Akron.

Mr. Bowlin was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Cremation has taken place.

Condolences and memories may be shared at wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski (330) 296-6436, RC 3-12-14)

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410jim Apr 16, 2014 10:26 PM

Sorry to hear about my uncle Gary. He called me a couple of times through the years but I never got to know him. Sorry for your loss Susan and Alice and may God comfort you and yours in this time of sorrow. James W Bowlin JR, Morris, Alabama

Bamagirl Mar 13, 2014 3:25 PM


Not a day will go by where I won't think of you.  Think of your smile.. Your wonderful sense of humor and your undying love for myself and our family.  You touched my life and I will forever be grateful for your guidance, support and strength.  You fought so hard but now you can rest.. You can walk again and feel no pain. Heaven got one feisty angel!  Love you.. Roll Tide Roll. 

Your daugther <3

anonymous Mar 12, 2014 9:35 PM

will miss the ole bama man. mainly saw him at the R.A.C. rip buddy.

fastlinda1 Mar 12, 2014 12:29 PM

Gary will be missed by so many people!  He was so  kind to everyone, even if he didn't really know you!  The girls at Giant Eagle will really miss him!  He was always so kind to my daughter, Rhonda and I appreciated that, because she lost her father and he became like a father image to her.  God be with him and his family!  Rhonda's Mother, Linda