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Robert Adams Bowling

December 27, 1930 — June 29, 2020

FRANKLINTON-Mr. Robert “Bobby” Adams Bowling, 89, passed away, Monday, June 29, 2020.

Bobby was born December 27, 1930 to the late Otha and Affie Bowling in Durham, NC.  He was employed as a Fixer with Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company for 38 years. He also served in the Naval Reserves until 1952. Bobby loved the UNC Tarheels and wanted everyone else to as well.  He often met people and asked “Are you a Tarheel?” He loved to go to the best restaurant in Creedmoor, Bojangle’s, and talk UNC sports. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. Bobby passionately served as a Boy Scout Leader with Troop 490 at Durham Memorial Baptist Church, where he was a member, for many years. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His humor and quick wit will be missed.

Mr. Bowling is preceded in death by his brothers, Victor and Bennie Bowling, sisters, Martha Lou Adcock and Daphine Murray.

Mr. Bowling is survived by his wife of 64 years, Catherine W. Bowling, son, Randall A. Bowling (Wendy) of Durham; daughter, Julie B. Ethridge (Lee) of Durham; grandchildren, Kelly Bowling, Andrew Bowling, Brandon Wright and Dylan Wright; special pet companion, Nikki.

Hudson Funeral Home will be observing social distancing for visitation as well as the funeral service, and asks everyone in attendance to wear a mask when entering the building.

A Memorial service will be held at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Gerald Goodwin will officiate. Due to COVID-19, the family will not be receiving friends before or after the service. The family would like to thank everyone for their support, condolences, and sharing remembrances.

Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions can be directed to Amedisys Hospice, 220 New Fidelity Court, Garner, NC  27529.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Adams Bowling, please visit our flower store.

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