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Eddie Ray Bowling Jr.

October 12, 1954 — April 19, 2023

Eddie was born in Oak Hill, WV to Eddie R. Bowling, Sr. and Ethel Mae Callahan Bowling. He passed away unexpectedly at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, on April 19, 2023.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two infant brothers; Teddy and James, and his precious daughter Carrie Beth Bowling.

Eddie was a Christian and a member of Calvary Baptist Church since childhood. He held various offices including trustee and Board of Finance.

He was employed at Midget Markets, IGA, U-Haul, Frito-Lay and Core Mark, from which he retired. He prided himself in being fair, honest, caring, and upfront with the people he worked with.

He leaves behind his wife of 48 years Mary Jayne Bowling, daughter, Andrea L. Nelson, and son Benjamin Ray (Marchelle) Bowling, grandchildren; Nathaniel Nelson, Ian Nelson, Lincoln Bowling, Harrison Bowling, and Kennedy Bowling, sister, Linda L Richardson, brother, J. Michael (Donna) Bowling, mother-in-law, Dreama "Vonnie" Wykle,brother in law Andrew (Jack) Reed (Ashley), niece: Morgan Reed, and nephews; Dennis Richardson (Tammy), Glen Richardson (Kathy Jo), Christopher Bowling (Brooke), Jarod Bowling, Drew (Roxanne) Reed, and many great nieces and nephews.

Eddie's most precious memories was the Oak Hill High School soccer fields. He along with many helping parents worked tirelessly to construct those fields- excavating the fields, sewing the grass and watering each day for many months. he worked tirelessly to coach and mentor children from the early 1990's to the early 2000's.

He loved to hunt and especially loved to be with his family Mike, Chris, Jared, John, Butch, Sam, Jonas, Stewart, who still to this day are like brothers.

Eddie will be missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children
Attn: Office of Development 2900 Rocky Point Drive Tampa, FL 33607

Visitation will be Sunday April 23, 2023 at Calvary Baptist Church from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 PM with pastor Greg Swisher officiating. Entombment to follow at High Lawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

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