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Joseph Wendell Bowling


Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656


(p) 740-682-6696


Joseph Wendell Bowling, age 74, of Columbus, Ohio passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022, unexpectedly at home. He was born January 20th, 1948, in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Ernest and Adrienne (Jones) Bowling.

Surviving to mourn his death are his brothers, Charles Bowling, of Johnson City, TN, and Paul “Nick” Bowling, of Jackson, Ohio; nieces, Traci Rager, of Grove City, Ohio, and Carla Bowling, of Johnson City, TN and nephew, Jamie Bowling, of Johnson City, TN. Also surviving are several great nieces and great nephews as well as several great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brother, Donald Bowling; sisters, Sheri Dalton; and infant sister, Connie Sue Bowling; sister-in-law, Connie Bowling; brother-in-law, Cecil Dalton; and nephew, Richard McElcar.

Joe was a member of the graduating class of 1966 from Oak Hill High School. He lived most of his life in the Columbus area and worked and retired from Nationwide Insurance.

Public graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Thursday, October 27, 2022, at C.M. Cemetery in Oak Hill with Pastor Stan Howard officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Online condolences may be sent to

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