Larry Bowling


SHERWOOD -- Larry Bowling, 72, of Sherwood, passed away Monday, December 23, 2012, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.

Larry was born July 24, 1940, in Hyden, Kentucky, the son of the late Mitchel and Zuba (Woods) Bowling. He married Karen K. Foss on November 17, 1962, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Larry was employed by General Motors in Defiance for 27 years, retiring from foundry service in 1990. He was a life member of the Defiance County Fish and Game Club and a social member of the VFW Post 5665 in Sherwood. He was also a former member of the Defiance County Coon Hunters.

Surviving are his wife, Karen of Sherwood; two sons, Tim (Rachael Schroeder) Bowling of Defiance and Dale (Julia) Bowling of Clarendon Hills, Illinois; four grandchildren, Melissa Bowling, Mitchell Bowling, Emma Bowling and Sean Bowling; three brothers, Goldmon (Bedeva) Bowling of Delphi, Indiana, Deshay (Betty) Bowling of Westpoint, Indiana, and Edgar (Martha Sue) Bowling of Defiance; one sister, Lois Jean (Jim) Bradford of Delphi, Indiana. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Troy, Charles, Robert and Roderick Bowling; and one sister, Grace Nolan.

The family will receive relatives and friends today, December 27, 2012, from 4-8 p.m., and 10-11 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2012, in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood. Funeral services for Larry will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2012, in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home with Rev. Timothy Reynolds officiating. Interment will be made in Riverside Cemetery at a later date.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Defiance County Fish and Game, 06872 Ohio 15, Defiance, Ohio 43512. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at

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