Lawrence Bowling, Jr., 79 of Bronston, Ky., departed this life on March 12, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on March 26, 1933 in Chavies, Kentucky to the late Lawrence and Sadie Stamper Bowling. Mr. Bowling had previously worked as a press operator for Trane Company. He was a mason for 55 years, being a member of Krypton Masonic Lodge no. 905, Burnside Masonic Lodge no. 634, Mt. Gilead Masonic Lodge no. 255, past Master of Otter Creek Lodge no. 530, Hazard Masonic Lodge no. 676 and a lifetime member of Lexington Scottish Rite. Mr. Bowling was of the Presbyterian faith.
He is survived by his wife Leola Sandlin, whom he married on August 25, 1956 in Buckhorn, Ky.; two sons, Lawrence James Bowling of Jeff, Ky., and Larry Jeffery Bowling of Hazard, KY; two daughters, Georgina Stamper of Bronston, Ky., and Susan Banks of Vicco, Ky.; five grandchildren, Hubert and Shaun Banks of Vicco, Ky., Albert and Adam Stamper of Somerset, Ky., and Jamie Bowling of Jeff, Ky.; and many great grandchildren.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Don Bowling.
Visitation will be today at 5 p.m. at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Ky. 80, Somerset. Masonic services will be at 7:30 p.m. and will be conducted by Burnside Masonic Lodge and Krypton Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 15, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Buckhorn Presbyterian Church in Buckhorn, Ky. Mr. Bowling will be in state from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Buckhorn Presbyterian Church. Pastor Tom Burns will officiate. Burial will be in the U. S. Government Cemetery.
The family request expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Kentucky 42503.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Lawrence Bowling, Jr.
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