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James

Rodney

Bowling

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October 15, 2014

James Rodney Bowling, 72 of 6400 Rich Patch Rd., died, Wednesday October 15, 2014 at his residence. He was born September 22, 1942 in Huddleston, VA the son of the late Jesse and Ella Estelle Johnson Bowling. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers John Martin Jr. and Gerald Bowling, a second mother Inez M. Craft, and his beloved dog Teddi. James served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and enjoyed going fishing with Judy to Lake Anna and Bugs Island. When he wasn't outside, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and watching NASCAR. To those who worked with him, he was known as "Clutch", but to his grandchildren he answered to "Paw Paw James". Surviving are his life partner of 35 years, Judith C. Persinger of Covington, two sons; James Bowling Jr. and wife Jesse of Christiansburg, and Chad E. Bowling and wife Michelle of Covington; one step son, Chris Persinger and wife Jamie of Covington; four grandsons, Nicholas Bowling and Brian Bowling, Dustin Persinger and Trevor Persinger all of Covington; one Sister, Barbara Jett of Fredericksburg; two brothers Bernard Bowling, and Aubrey Bowling and his wife Pat, both of Covington; a special brother in law and wood cutting buddy, Harold W. Craft; one uncle and a number of aunts, nieces, nephews, and countless friends and extended family, including Mike and Lynn Creasey. In keeping with his wish to help further research in diabetes and heart related illness, James' body had been donated to science. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Christian officiating assisted by Rev. J.B. Broughman. The family will receive their friends immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Bowling's name to the American Heart Association, Attn: Joy Weeks 2212 Dressler Dr. Covington, VA 24426 or the American Diabetes Association at 4335 Cox Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060. Service Saturday, October 18, 2014 06:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Saturday, October 18, 2014 06:30 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Ryan Summers

Sep 21, 2023

I knew Evan through the EB community as we both suffer from this disease. I used to love playing Fortnite with him especially because he was so good at it. It was amazing to know him, and I am going to miss those times. He touched my whole family even though we live far away in Massachusetts. We are all thinking of your family in this hard time.

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The Randozzo Family

Sep 21, 2023

We are so sorry for your loss prayers for comfort as you go through the hard time.

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Kimm Robertson

Sep 21, 2023

Watching this young man over the years be so courageous. He loved his Momma and sisters so much. Thank you for sharing Evans Journey with us. I will continue prayers for your family. I know in my heart that Even is running around heaven enjoying having no pain. God Bless you all.

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Elizabeth Gardner

Sep 21, 2023

I will never forget you Evan Michael Groves. Caring for you was a pleasure and I will forever be changed for the better by knowing you. Your courage and goodness are a rare gift that an Sending love and comfort to your precious family.

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Virginia Doyle

Sep 21, 2023

May God continue bless you all 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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C&O Historical Society

Sep 21, 2023

Very sorry to hear of Evan's passing. We remember his visit to the Heritage Center in July of 2022 and his love of trains. Our thoughts and prayers are with Evan's family.

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Kimberly R Andrews

Sep 20, 2023

As I watched this young man grow from a toddler when you guys moved in beside me, I was simply amazed at the heart and can do in him. I loved seeing him enjoy everyday adventures that most children take for granted, swinging on a swing, playing in the snow, play with his trucks in the gravel and sliding on waterslide between our houses. It is not going to be the same on the drive without him. Many prayers and much love to you and the girls.

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Yvonne Harvey

Sep 20, 2023

Christina, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I feel like you have been my family since I have kept up with Evans journey. You have been the best mom.I wondered how you did it all.Thank you for allowing us to be apart of Evans life.I sure am gonna miss him. He is riding his train and we know he is happy.

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Heather Mann

Sep 20, 2023

Many thoughts are with you Christina and his sisters. I know your hearts are so heavy right now but we know dear Evan is free of the horrific pain he lived with all his life. He was such a strong boy and I know his tired little body is now at peace. God be with you all and comfort you during this difficult time. He was so special to so many people.

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Kay & Eddie Long

Sep 19, 2023

Dad (Leonard) and (Mom) Phoebe with us four children (Carol, Kay, Wilson and Barbara lived beside (Uncle Abe and His wife Trudy, with their four children John, Alvin, Lorraine, and Gradey. Many years we all had the best fun and wonderful memories of wonderful country living and mountain air. My best memories of Uncle Abe “ was come Spring to plow the garden. As a young girl, I always wondered how the heck did he keep that big work horse from running off with him when, plowing the garden. That big work horse practically ran with him. Uncle Abe had the most wonderful garden each summer and took great care to tend to the garden and always shared with us. I will always remember Uncle Abe stood by our Family when ( Dad) Leonard passed. We were very grateful for that. Uncle Abe, now there is a (Bountiful Garden) in Heaven that is waiting for you and all those passed before you. Uncle Abe your hard work here on earth is done. You have been a Wonderful Servant unto our Lord. May you Rest In Peace. You will be missed. Kay & Eddie Long.

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Addie Holesapple

Sep 19, 2023

Sending so much love to Christina, Chyanne, Hannah, and the entire family! 💗 Evan was such a sweet, special soul and will be forever remembered. Praying for peace and comfort both now and in the days and years to come.

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Virginia Wright Wilson

Sep 19, 2023

Uncle Abe was always one of my favorite people. I can hear him say "mercy" like it was yesterday. I haven't seen him since probably when my daddy died in 2014. Rest easy and say hello to everyone for us.

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