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Donald Wayne Bowling, Sr.

August 24, 1960 - January 28, 2019

Donald Wayne Bowling, Sr. of McKinney, Texas passed away January 28, 2019 at the age of 58.  He was born on August 24, 1960 to Donald and Betty (Brawley) Bowling in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Donald is a graduate of Nathan Hill High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He married Fran Marie Crovetto on February 10, 1979 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Donald was the Director of Customer Service at Blount Fine Foods formerly Food Source. Don was an avid golfer, softball umpire and loved to go to Choctaw Casino.

Donald is survived by his son, Don Bowling of Paris, Texas; daughter, Summer Otey and husband, Larry of Sandy Utah; grandchildren, Harper and Elisabeth Otey; brothers, Doug Bowling of Denton, Texas and Danny Bowling of Jenks, Oklahoma; and other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Betty Bowling and wife, Fran Marie Bowling.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Noon on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  The interment will immediately follow at Ridgeview Mausoleum. Friends and family are welcome to come by the funeral home on Friday at their convenience to convey condolences and sign the registry book.

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While working at Food Source, Don and I had lunch together many times. He had to ability to just make things a little happier while he ate his chicken and dumplings. I miss those special moments. My best to all his family. Greer Vest, February 2, 2019 My condolences to the entire Bowling family. I had the pleasure of working with Don at Food Source, and playing many a softball game with Don as an umpire. He was always a gentleman, and genuinely cared about those around him. He will be missed.
Steve Haas, February 1, 2019 May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. Carmine Riccardi, February 1, 2019 We will forever remain strong together and will share the journey to finding peace after this difficult loss. Thomas Riccardi, February 1, 2019 Our whole Blount company family sends their thoughts and prayers to the family. We are mourning the loss of Don, our friend and colleague. Don was a pillar at Blount and made a large impact on transitioning different product lines. He kept us always looking good to our customers by helping keep service levels high, and maintaining a professional demeanor. He was open to all ideas; and was not afraid of change. He even made us Patriots fans feel welcome and loved! This loss is a hole in our company; but we pray for guidance in both how to move forward and how to look for ways to grow though this difficult time; while remembering Don's legacy. Thank you to the family for all your support over the years; allowing Don to be part of our family. With sympathy, Todd Blount-Owner and President, Blount Fine Foods
Todd Blount, February 1, 2019 My sincere condolences to the Bowling family. I've known Don for close to ten years. He always had a smile on his face. He was a true friend in every sense of the word. I've played golf with him and umpired with him as well. He was well respected by his umpire colleagues and players alike. He was a mentor to the rookies and always willing to help the veterans too. He will be truly missed.
David Lunsford, February 1, 2019 Our whole Blount company family sends their thoughts & prayers to the family. We are mourning the loss of Don, our friend & colleague. Don was a pillar at Blount & made a large impact on transitioning different product lines. He kept us always looking good to our customers by helping keep service levels high, and maintaining a professional demeanor. He was open to all ideas; and was not afraid of change. He even made us Patriots fans feel welcome & loved! This loss is a hole in our company; but we pray for guidance in both how to move forward & how to look for ways to grow though this difficult time; while remembering Don's legacy. Thank you to the family for all your support over the years; allowing Don to be part of our family... with sympathy, Todd Blount-Owner & President-Blount Fine Foods
Todd Blount, January 31, 2019
My sincere condolences on Don's sudden passing. We worked together often for many years and he was always honest, knowledgeable, fair, and humble. He will be sorely missed.
Craig Schechtman, January 31, 2019 Thinking about your family at this time. So sorry for your loss. Jim Wilson, January 31, 2019 I was very sorry to hear that Don had passed away. Praying for y'all to get through the next few days. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let the perpetual light shine upon him. And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. With heartfelt sympathy,
Jennifer Pruitt, January 30, 2019 Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. Randall Smith, January 30, 2019 We will miss our brother. He was a quiet man but loved the people he was close to. He is already missed by so many. Dan Bowling, January 30, 2019 Don, you are gone too soon!! I enjoyed our time at the ballpark, you were truly one of the best umpires. You inspired me to be a better umpire and I cannot express my words of how much you will be missed!! RIP in my friend!! Until we meet again.
Renee Kilpatrick, January 30, 2019 I would like to express my deepest condolences to Don's family. Working with Don for the past few years at Blount Fine Foods, I have known him to be one the most genuine people I've ever met. He always displayed a positive and upbeat personality, regardless if it was a good or bad day. I, along with his other friends and co-workers at Blount, will miss him greatly. May God bless his family and give them strength in their time of pain and sorrow.
John Jaramillo, January 29, 2019 Don will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues at Blount Fine Foods. His absence is already greatly felt; it simply is not the same without his presence. His sudden passing is a loss to us all. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family members during this difficult time. May God bless and keep them all, and may He grant a peace beyond understanding to every heart currently in mourning. The Munday Family, January 29, 2019