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Jacob "Jake" Michael Bowling

October 21, 1982September 4, 2020
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Our beloved son, Jacob Michael Bowling 37, passed away September 4, 2020 as the result of an accidental heroin overdose. We share his story in hopes that lives may be saved and his death won't be in vain. His plan for life wasn't to live a life of addiction. As a child, Jacob, who was tender and loving with so much promise had a passion to be successful in life. Unfortunately, addiction doesn't discriminate. Jacob experienced many troubles and darkness along his journey but no matter what, his drug-free soul never changed. Jacob was born in Salisbury, MD on October 21, 1982, he was the son of Barbara Bowling Disharoon and the late David E. Bowling, Sr. Jacob attended Washington High School in Princess Anne, MD, he graduated in the class of 2000, he participated in sports, drama, chorus, and multiple other activities. Jacob went on to attend Wor-Wic Community College to study for a short period of time. Jacob will always be remembered for his charming personality, good looks, sense of free spirit and adventure, he loved nature and most of all loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time together. The day Jacob died a part of all of us died with him. Jacob has found peace and freedom that he so desperately wanted here on earth. We know he is with the Lord as he accepted the Lord as his savior before his life of addiction. You will be missed by so many people, you touched so many lives and gave so much love to others. Jake was preceded in death by his father, David E. Bowling, Sr., and his grandparents, Paul and Kay Lauter, Bruce Zimmerman, Sr., Carolyn and Melvin Grube, Edward Bowling, and Mervin and Doris Disharoon. Jacob is survived by his mother, Barbara Zimmerman Bowling Disharoon and her husband, Thomas W. Disharoon, Sr., brothers, David E. Bowling, Jr., Joshua P. Bowling, Richard A. Disharoon, and Thomas W. Disharoon, Jr. and his wife Heather. Jake is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece and two nephews who all loved and supported him. He is also survived by his very dear friend of 10 years, Johanna McCormick, who loved and knew Jake best. Please join us in a Celebration of Jake’s Life to be held on his birthday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 2 pm at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main St in Salisbury where friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Bishop Jesse Abbott will officiate. Interment will follow in Wicomico Memorial Park. The pain and heartbreak of Jake’s death is why we share his story, this may be the only way to conquer the heroin epidemic our nation is experiencing. We want you to remember that Jake was so much more than his addiction and if his death can help someone, then his life was not in vain. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Teen Challenge of Greater Cleveland, Inc. P.O. Box 115 Perry, Ohio 44081-0115 If you are sick and suffering, there is hope – please go to SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Visit www.boundsfuneralhome.com to share stories and memories with the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Barbara Zimmerman Bowling Disharoon & Thomas W., Mother
  • David E. Bowling, Jr., Brother
  • Joshua P. Bowling, Brother
  • Richard A. Disharoon, Brother
  • Thomas W. Disharoon, Jr. & Heather, Brother
  • Johanna McCormick, Dear Friend
  • David E. Bowling, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Paul & Kay Lauter, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Bruce Zimmerman, Sr., Grandparents (deceased)
  • Carolyn and Melvin Grube, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Edward Bowling, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Mervin and Doris Disharoon, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Jake is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, a niece and two nephews who all loved and supported him.

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  • DONATIONS

  • Teen Challenge of Greater Cleveland, Inc.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Memories

Jacob "Jake" Michael Bowling

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Tim & Pam Coleman

October 23, 2020

Dearest Tom & Barb,
We cannot begin to think that words can begin to ease the pain & sorrow you are going through...just know that there is love & support out there for all of you as a family....may Jacob “Jake” now Rest In Peace at the foot of his earthly father and in the arms of his Heavenly Father at this time for reasons we will never understand . Just know that the pain & sorrow is shared by all of those who love you...with all of our heartfelt love...Pam, Tim & families

Debbie Wiands

October 22, 2020

I am so sorry for you all. It is all heart breaking. I pray he is at peace and you all will find some ucomfort. Thank you for being real about addiction. Maybe it will help someone else. Peace

Celeste Mccormick

October 21, 2020

Jake
Happy birthday!
Thank you for loving Jo and know that you were loved and will always be in out hearts.
Rest well....

Donte’ Bivens

October 21, 2020

Jacob,

You were an amazing person and friend. It was pleasure to complete all of those grade school years and the many memories I have of you. I can think of all of the field trips especially in middle school and chorus competitions. You will be missed but your memory will forever live on. I extend my prayers and condolences to your family on today and the many days to come.

Sorrowfully Submitted,
Donte’ Bivens (C/O 2000) 🐆

Cathy Axbell

October 20, 2020

MS Disharoon,
I did not know your son but I understand your pain. I lost my daughter in June of 2017. I found her dead of a herion overdose and it is the worst pain our family has ever had. My prayers are with you and your family. I still see part of our Daughter every day because when she passed away she had a 6 month old baby and he is 3 now and he acts like her and looks so much like her. BUT, I believe God's plan was for me and my husband to raise him. He is the light of our life.

Jennifer Wilson

October 19, 2020

Jacob, Jacob, Jacob. If I shared every story and memory I would monopolize the space on this site so I will just say that your humor, your smile, and you extremely large heart will be forever stored in the recesses of my mind. You still hold a special place in my heart and the one thing I wish I did better was keep in touch. I'm glad to know that despite the challenges that came your way, you remained loving at your core. Miss you Jakey, but will see you on the other side. God's Peace and Blessings to the Bowling/Disharoon family.

Elisabeth Hays

October 18, 2020

Something I will never forget about Jake was his smile. He always had a way to brighten up the day. I remember his shenanigans trying to get us to believe the Pocomoke forest was haunted. No words can bring comfort. I pray that his family will be comforted through this time and those good memories will shine through.

Eric Malone

October 16, 2020

I have known Jake since school he was a year above me. However, we became really close friends in 2006. I always cheered him on in his recovery and gave positive emcouragement when needed. Jake had a heart of gold and was such a good person. I always spoke to him and ran into him over the years and our friendship remained. I had the pleasure of seeing him a month before his passing in Ocean City on the boardwalk. I know I will never forget him and always will remember him for the happiness he spread. My deepest condolences goes out to all his loved ones.

Brenda Webster Grant

October 16, 2020

Dear Barbara, I remember quite well the day you enrolled your special family in Somerset Co. school system and I immediately fell in love with all the boys. David captured my heart being the oldest and having a smile that just brought joy. Jacob was younger but I remember the handsome, good looks that characterized your whole family. My heart aches for you since a mother's loss is undoubtedly something from which you never recover, but then, I know that your faith will somehow bring you through. My prayers go out to your whole family!

Julie Wagner

October 16, 2020

David
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your brother
Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time
Your friend
Julie wagner

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Biography

As a child, Jacob, who was tender and loving with so much promise had a passion to be successful in life. Unfortunately, addiction doesn't discriminate. Jacob experienced many troubles and darkness along his journey but no matter what, his drug-free soul never changed.
Jacob was born in Salisbury, MD on October 21, 1982, he was the son of Barbara Bowling Disharoon and the late David E. Bowling, Sr. Jacob attended Washington High School in Princess Anne, MD, he graduated in the class of 2000, he participated in sports, drama, chorus, and multiple other activities. Jacob went on to attend Wor-Wic Community College to study for a short period of time.
Jacob will always be remembered for his charming personality, good looks, sense of free spirit and adventure, he loved nature and most of all loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time together.

Learn more about the Bowling name

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