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James Bowlin

October 2, 1954 — November 7, 2021

Funeral services for James Charles “Jim” Bowlin, age 67, of Enid, will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Garber with Pastor Mark Hein officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 9th from 6:00 ~ 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Jim was born October 2, 1954 in Winfield, Kansas, to Jimmy and RuthAnn (Reed) Bowlin, and passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021 at his home in the presence of his loving family.

He attended Winfield High School, graduating in 1972. He married Nancy Gatliff and they had two sons, Jeremy and Cody in Winfield, KS. He later married Kimberly Dawn Evers on August 20, 1988, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Enid, Oklahoma. They would have celebrated 32 years prior to Kim’s passing in December 2020. Jim enjoyed roller-skating when he was younger, he also enjoyed bowling and had many 300 games to his credit. He played in bowling tournaments in Las Vegas; Springfield, Missouri; and several other states. He was a Grill Master and chef, he had an area by his shop aka “man cave” for grilling and smoking meat; a pool table; a TV for watching Alabama Football and having a few cold ones with his sons, friends and family. He also enjoyed fishing, planting and growing vegetables in his garden, which he made homemade salsa from. He had a herd of black angus cattle that he enjoyed nurturing and caring for, teaching his grandchildren about life on the farm. He had a strong stubborn streak, but it didn’t carry on to his kids or sister. The most treasured part of his life next to God, was his wife and soul mate, their children and grandchildren that were loved so much. Family was so important to him. When his wife or kids or grandchildren would tell him they loved him, he would respond with “How about that!” He will be greatly missed.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and RuthAnn Bowlin; wife, Kimberly Dawn Bowlin; three brothers, Michael, Will and Steve Bowlin. He is survived by five children, Jeremy Bowlin and Cody Bowlin, both of Winfield, KS; Jennifer Stowers and Matt, of Garber; Stephanie Bowlin, of Enid; Johnathan Bowlin and wife Ciarra, of Enid; three grandchildren; Alice Rose Stowers, Isabella and Ryder Bowlin; a sister, DeAnn Titus and husband Will, of Newton, KS; as well as nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. His dog, Patches also survives him.

Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Garber and Grandchildren’s Educational Fund with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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Immanuel Lutheran Church

, Garber, OK 73738

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