Funeral service for Barkley Ben Bowlin, 77, of Tenaha, Texas, will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas. Burial will follow in Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson, Texas. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM, Friday, March 4, 2016 at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas.
Barkley Ben Bowlin, 77, of Tenaha, Texas was called home on March 1, 2016 in Carthage, Texas. Barkley was born March 18, 1938 to the late Jodie and Freda Roberts Bowlin. He graduated from Timpson High school in 1956. There, he was a proud football player for the bears. He also ran high school track and went to state four years in a row for the 100 yard dash. For 39 years he was a route salesman for Sunbeam Bread Company and subsequently a supervisor for Wholesome Bread Company. He was a member of the Shelby County singers where he was a leader for many years. He loved to sing. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Barkley was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a devout member of Timpson Missionary Baptist Church.
Barkley is survived by his wife, Rose Bowlin of Center, Texas; son, Michael Ray Bowlin and wife Mona of Tenaha, Texas; daughter, Dawn Ritter and husband Emmit of Carthage, Texas; sisters, Gloria Fiedler, and husband Joe of Timpson, Texas, and Kathy Birdwell and husband Jimmy of Kennedale, Texas; grandchildren, Amber Mangrum and husband Michael, Brooke Morrow, Jameson Ritter and wife Brin, Mandy Perry and husband Eric, Vicky Sneed, Jamie Perry, and Meagan Baldobino; great grandchildren, Brylee Barbee, Dayton Mangrum, Devon Morrow, Caleb Morrow, Landry Bowlin, Callen Ritter, and Jace Ritter; and a host of friends and family that will miss him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jodie and Freda Roberts Bowlin.