Bernice Bowlin, 87, of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. He was born on October 22, 1926 in Cumberland County, Kentucky to the late John Riley Bowlin and Julie Ann Ooten Bowlin. He was united in marriage to Maxie Spears on January 28, 1954 in Cumberland County, Kentucky. He was a member of Parrish Chapel United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a former employee of the Cumberland County Board of Education, retiring in 1995 after 28 years as a custodian and bus driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Leona Cary, and one great grandson, John Russell Bowlin, four brothers, Willie Bowlin, Paul Bowlin, Homer Bowlin, Verner Bowlin, and one sister, Dorothy Gilbert.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Maxie Spears Bowlin of Burkesville, one son, David Bowlin and his wife Christie of Mayfield, one daughter, Cathy Johnson and her companion, Bobby Redmon of Columbia, two grandchildren, Tiffany Sue Bean and Chris Bowlin, six great grandchildren, Blake Bowlin, Landon Bowlin, Alex Cary, Stacy Cary, Phillip Cornelison, Rylie Smith and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Burkesville, with Bro. Neil Janes officiating. Burial was in the Burkesville Cemetery.
Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements. Online condolences at www.balloustotts.com.