Lowell Hampton Bowling Sr.

April 24, 1939April 24, 2021

Lowell Hampton Bowling Sr. (Papa Smurf ) 82, of Amherst, VA. Born on April 24, 1939, he departed this life on his birthday April 24, 2021 at his residence. He was the son of the late Jessie & Mary Bowling of Amherst Lowell retired from Griffin pipe after 33 years. He was proceeded in death by 3 brothers, Harold Lee Bowling, Jessie Bowling, and John Bowling; 2 sisters, Maybell Lawhorne and Mary Campbell; 2 great granddaughters Aviauna and Morgan; and a stepdaughter, Vickie Loya. He is survived by his loving wife, Lillie Bowling of Amherst; his children, Linda Holdren (Raymond), Mary Prado (Alvaro), Lowell Bowling Jr. (Julie), Charles Bowling, Joe Cundiff Sr. (Robin), Ernest Cundiff, Velicia Martin (Hector), Cindy Giles (Tom) Larry Johns (Melissa), Joan Campbell (Ernest), Frances Flores, Lisa Miller, David Miller Jr, Robert Miller, Donna Tomlin, Steven Wade (Rachel), Clayton Wade (Amy), and Raymond Wade. He is also survived by 53 grandchildren & 50 great grandchildren and a special Niece Edna Mae Scott as well as a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Whitten Monelison Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Pugh Family Cemetery with Pastor Allan Monfils officiating. When attending services, please maintain social distancing and masks are required for everyone’s safety. You are encouraged to post a memory, note, or words of condolence to the family by going to the funeral home website at


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 29, 2021


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Jenny Campbell

April 27, 2021

So sorry to hear of Mr Bowling's passing. I saw him on home health for physical therapy and throughly enjoyed all my visits with him and seeing him around Amherst. Thoughts and prayers for all the family.