Calvin Bowling

January 8, 1936March 3, 2018
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Calvin Bowling was born on January 8, 1936 in Winfield, WV to his parents Theron and Leona (Hatcher) Bowling. He passed away on March 3, 2018 in Beckley, WV at the age of 82. Calvin is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ruby Bowling; daughters Cathy (Danny) Sullivan of Beckley, WV and Christie (John) Ward of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren Keilyana Ward of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jonathan (Katie) Sullivan, Desirae (Lt. Brian Toney) of Langley Air Force Base, Joshua Bowling of Montgomery, Justin Moore of Beckley, Keziryah Ward of Myrtle Beach, SC; great grandchildren Izayah Sullivan, Logun Toney, Mason Toney, and Aidan Sullivan; sister Gwendolyn Richmond; and many extended family and friends who will miss him dearly. Calvin was raised in Crow, WV and loved to fish and watch baseball. At the age of 22 he worked as the “Carry Out Boy” for Carolina Supermarket for 5 years. He married the love of his life, Ruby, on October 4, 1958 at Bethel Freewill Baptist Church. It was soon after in 1963 he began working for Webb & Neal Funeral Home and then Blue Ridge Funeral Home in 1973 until his passing. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 6-9 PM at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Calvin’s funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 beginning at 11:00 am at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Calvin will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens following the service. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Funeral Thursday, March 8, 2018

Calvin Bowling

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Robin Facello

March 9, 2018

Dear Ms Ruby, Lee and I are so sorry for your loss. Mr Calvin was a good man. He will be missed. We are sorry that we could not attend Mr Calvin's funeral. We were out of town attending a funeral. Love and prayers, Robin and Lee

Bryan Belcher

March 7, 2018

Dear Ruby,
You and Kathy and Christie are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
We will sure miss Calvin. I sure enjoyed working with him at Blue Ridge and talking with him.
He was always so compassionate to everyone he met.
We love you all,
Bryan and Susie Belcher

Gwendolyn Cooper

March 5, 2018

Dear Ruby & Family:
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Bowling. Ken & I both always thought so much of him. It will not be the same at Blue Ridge without him being at the door. Please Know I will be praying for you, and your family during this time. He was loved by many, and will be missed.
Love, In Christ,
Gwen Cooper
Isaiah 40:31

Joann Lester-Hamm

March 5, 2018

Blue Ridge will not be the same without you Calvin, we always loved you opening the door for us, Raymond would always joke around with you, well, you are now in heaven with Raymond having a good time together.

Joann Lester- Hamm

March 5, 2018

Ruby and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will be remembering you in prayer.

Howard & Kay Bowyer