Sam Bowling

Obituary of Sam Bowling

Sam Bowling, age 66, of Corning, NY went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Sam was born on April 30, 1952 in Saldee, KY to Archie and Della (Watts) Bowling. He was a graduate of Breathitt County High School and attended Corning Community College. He married Carol Holmes on July 25, 1970 in Rehobeth Bible Church in Portsmouth, KY. He had worked for Jackson Wholesale Company, Marty Coal Company, and Dresser Rand as a machinist and supervisor.

He loved cook-outs, driving bus, woodworking and remodeling homes, and was involved with various church ministries both in Kentucky and New York. Sam loved to spend time with his grandchildren who called him Bumpy.

He is survived by his wife Carol; two daughters, Stephanie (Lee) Watson of Hornby and Stacy (Justin) Thomas of Addison; son, Chad (Rebecca) Bowling of Carlisle, PA; brothers, Elijah (Diane) Bowling and Archie (Mary) Bowling, Jr; grandchildren, Joshua Watson, Kristen Watson, Payton Thomas, Grant Thomas, Colton Thomas, and Layne Bowling; father-in-law, Ed Holmes of Corning; sister-in-law, Cora Bowling; brothers-in-law, Oscar Strong and David (Linda) Holmes; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Sam was predeceased by his brother, Reed Bowling; sisters, Jalie Burton and Elizabeth Strong.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 1st from 3 - 5 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 5:00 PM with Pastor Mike Schooley and Justin Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Reed Bowling Garden Cemetery in Jackson, KY.

Memorial donations may be made to East Lindley Baptist Church, Missions Fund, 10039 Tannery Creek Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to Higher Hope Church, 356 Maple Street, Big Flats, NY 14814.

Sam's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.

 

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