Bluefield Daily Telegraph
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. —
Funeral services for Robert Bryan Bowling, 85, of Cookeville were held at Presley Funeral Home.
Bob Bowling was more affectionately known to his family as “Chib”. He died on July 19, 2013 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center having lost his battle with cancer but never losing his spirit or his determination.
Chib was born January 25, 1928 in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia to Leslie and Ermintrude Bowling.
Robert Bowling is a Vietnam veteran and is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. He was given full military honors for having served his country faithfully for over 37 years, retiring from active duty in the U.S. Army in 1971.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 63 years, Liliana, and four children, Bryan, Betty, Peter and Larry. He will be sorely missed by his grandchildren: Robert, Nichole, Tyler, Victoria, Benjamin, Becky, Stephen, Aaron, Bethany, Andrew, Erik, Emma and Andrea; and his great-grandchildren, Justin, Ashliegh, David, Faith, Cadence, Jessica, Melissa, Roselyn and Vivienne. He is also survived by his brother, Dale Bowling and his wife, Nonna.
Presley Funeral Home of Cookeville, Tenn. was in charge of arrangements.