William K. Bowling
William K. Bowling, 92, of Holton passed away at 5:10 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. He was born in Hazard, Kentucky on June 6, 1928 the son of William and Martha Mosley Bowling. He was married to Suscellia Baker and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons William Ronald Bowling of Holton and Michael (Erin) Bowling of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter Carla (Tom) Poynter of Holton; 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brothers Paul and Floyd Bowling; sisters Ethel, Ruth, Bessie, Katherine, and Judy. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Geneva Knicely and Marie Baker and his brother Watt Baker.
Bill left home at age 14 and his early days found him firing locomotives for the B & O. He later became a truck driver and drove independently and later drove for Consolidated Freightways in Cincinnati and Indianapolis. He drove over the road for 43 years and had been recognized several times with “Million Mile” Safe Driving patches from the company. Bill was a proud Marine Corp Veteran and spoke often of being one of the last China Marines. Of all things in Bill’s life, his family was his greatest love. He would speak often of his children, grand-children and great grand-children with pride for each one. He was a true friend to anyone who knew him. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in West Carrollton, Ohio and also was a Shriner.
Masonic services will be held on Tuesday, September 15 at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles followed by funeral services with minister Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Memorials may be given to the Holton Masonic Lodge in care of the funeral home.