Rod Bowling of Sturdivant, son of Artie Scott and the late Hayden Bennett, was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on September 14, 1951, and passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, August 12, 2016, at the age of 64 years, 10 months and 29 days.
Mr. Bowling had lived in the Stoddard County area all his life. He was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico. He had retired from the Nestle Purina Petcare Company, was a member of the Mingo Men's Ministry and the N.R.A.
On June 12, 1970 he married Judy Meeker in Davenport, Oklahoma.
Surviving are his wife, Judy Bowling of Sturdivant; son, DeWayne Bowling of Jackson; daughter, Amy McCutchen of Sturdivant; his mother, Artie Hatchel of Bloomfield; two grandchildren; three brothers, Steve Bowling and Tim Bowling both of Bloomfield, Kevin Bowling of Parkston, South Dakota; and one sister, Connie Franklin of Bloomfield. Other relatives and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his father, Hayden Bennett.
Friends may call on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with Rev. Jim Clark of Puxico officiating.
Interment will follow in the Rock Hill Cemetery near Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico, Missouri in charge of arrangements.