Mr. William C. "Bill" Bowling

September 4, 1927April 5, 2013
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Mr. William C. “Bill” Bowling

Funeral services for Mr. William C. “Bill” Bowling, age 85 of Hanceville, will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Cullman City Cemetery.

Moss-Service Funeral Home of Cullman directing.

Mr. Bowling passed away on Friday, April 05, 2013 at Hanceville Nursing and Rehab. He was born on September 4, 1927 in Cullman to Doris Bottcher Bowling and William Louis Bowling.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Bowling.

Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, as well as the Alabama State Legislature. He was a long-time educator, teaching at Cullman High School and Wallace State in Hanceville.

His is survived by his Wife – Marie McClendon Bowling; a Son – Chuck Bowling; two 2 – Daughters – Becky (Ed) Asher and Dianne Holcomb; seven 7 – Grandchildren – Noah and Nick Bowling, Heather Brand, Cory (Shannon) Holcomb, Anthony, Riley and Eddie Asher; one Great-Granddaughter – Isabella Brand; and two 2 – Sisters – Dorothy Boerner and Nelle Koons.

The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home on Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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  • Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2013

Mr. William C. "Bill" Bowling

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Bridget and Shelby Threadgill Bonnie, Ron, and Cheryl Hall, Debra and Chuck Wilmoth

April 23, 2014

Our hearts are saddened at the loss of such a humble, honorable individual. We will think of you all often in our prayers, meditations, and positive energies. May the peace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, be with your family.

Mary Tiffin

April 22, 2014

Mr. Bowling was my favorite teacher in 1964-65. We had some spirited political debates and I really admired him.
Mary Tiffin Allen

Brenda Moss Vincent

April 10, 2013

My favorite teacher of all time. Taught me Biology in 10th at CHS. I loved to talk a lot and with my last name being Branch and with his wonderful sense of humor.....he nick-named me "Miss Babbling Brook."
I know all of you will miss him...What a Great Man!


April 9, 2013

Mr. Bowling taught my mother to drive when she was in her fiftys. She had a lot of respect for him.

Dallas Threadgill

April 8, 2013


Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand Winds that Blow.

I am the Diamond Glints on Snow.

I am the Sunlight on Ripened Grain.

I am the gentle Autumn's Rain.

When you awaken in the Morning's Hush,

I am the Swift Uplifting Rush,

Of quiet birds in circled Flight.

I am the soft Star that Shines At Night.

Do not stand at my Grave and Cry,

I am not there, I did not die.

We rejoice in the opprotunity in getting to know Bill and his family. We feel the loss and our prayers and thoughts are with those whom are left behind . I know we will meet again and rejoice in fellowship.

Bill -Jackie- Malinda-& Dallas Threadgill

sherry calvert miles

April 8, 2013

Chuck, sorry for your loss.

Donna Jackson

April 8, 2013

I worked with Bill for many years, he and Marie were my first landlords. Bill was a joy to be around. My heart goes out to Marie. Never a dull moment around Bill.

Dale Ball, LPTA

April 8, 2013

Mr. Bowling was a great man, was instrumental in getting so many programs approved for the WSCC. I went to Montgomery with a group of students along with him and others from Wallace for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. I was in the lst graduating class of PTA from Wallace. My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Bowling. He will be missed. Thanks for all you did for our Careers.

Mary Woods

April 7, 2013

Mr. Bowling or "Wild Bill," as he was known in high school, influenced me more than any other teacher I had. Keep in mind, this was 40 years ago. He was someone I could talk to and he really listened. He was a true gentleman, scholar and public servant. My heart goes out to the family during this time of grief. Wild Bill, you will be missed and will always be loved.

April 7, 2013

Mr. Bowling was one of my all time favorite teachers!!! I never liked any kind of science..but when I had him in biology back in junior high he made it fun and interesting.became one of my favorite classes..HE ALWAYS was joking and laughing with all the students and made the sometimes bad days in junior high growing up into good ones !!!..Deb Self