William Raeford (Bill) Bowling passed from this life on Friday, March 6, 2015 after an extended confinement due to post-polio syndrome. Born in Harnett County, NC in 1930, he grew up primarily in Durham in the Lowes Grove Community. He was a 40-year Cary resident where his family was raised. Selling cars on Highway 55, he was a stop for many people passing by whether they needed a car or not as he made time to talk to all. He saw the world come past his door, from the trucks hauling the tobacco crop to Durham to the building and growth of nearby Research Triangle Park.
Surviving: devoted wife of 62 years-Edith of the home, daughter-Julie Tomlin, daughter-Carolyn Gunton & her husband Matt, son-Randy Bowling & his wife Diane. Grandchildren-Shannon Harshbarger, Michael Cutter Tomlin, Chad Gunton and Sarah Gunton. Great-grandchild and light in his later years-Lily Harshbarger. Special thanks to healthcare providers Lorrie Roth and Janet Greene. His children wish to express their awe and appreciation to their mother, his wife who lovingly tended him at home for 3+ years, demonstrating yet again her nursing skills. Donations would be welcome to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa FL 33607 the organization that did so much for him as a young boy.
Who needs walking, when you can fly! Our love to you, Daddy!
Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.
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