June 25, 1935 ~ May 23, 2021

Born in: Leicester, NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

On Sunday afternoon, May 23, Bob was welcomed into the Lord’s arms, where he was reunited with his son, Terry.

Bob was an outstanding member of the Dix Creek community and devoted his life to serving the Lord. He was born in Leicester on June 25, 1935, to the late Nathanial and Bessie Bowlin. He later retired from Bell South in 1993 following 37 years of service.

He was the brother of the late Grace, Joe and Scat Bowlin. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Clesta (Cutshall) Bowlin; his best friend and son, Barry Bowlin (Barbara); and his granddaughter, who made his life complete and was his pride and joy, Heather Bowlin.

His family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. on Tuesday, May 25.

The graveside service will be held at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26. Pastor Keith Hutchinson will officiate.


Visitation: May 25, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: May 26, 2021 11:00 am

Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery
Dix Creek No. 2
Leicester, NC 28748

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  1. Clesta, we are truly sorry for your loss. Bobby has always held a special place in our hearts.
    We will meet again, one day!!
    Love and prayers. ❤️

  2. Clesta, Barry & family: My heart hurts for your loss, but I know Bob was welcomed into heaven. We love you all & praying for Peace & Comfort in the coming days.

  3. Clesta,
    So very sorry to hear about Bob’s death. I enjoyed working with you both at the cemetery for many years. You are in my thoughts.

  4. Sorry to hear about Bob he was a great guy and friend. I worked with him at the telephone office for many years and had good times at our lunch meeting at Harbor Inn. God Bless.

  5. Peggy and Ken were blessed to have the Bowlins make our becoming members of the Dix Creek #2 Community a continuing pleasure for over 45 years. Thank you. We know Bobby has gone ahead to a better place. We look forward to joining him.

  6. Ray & Elaine Redmon,
    We have enjoyed Bobby and Celesta for many years. We will miss Bobby – but he is in a better place now with his son and with Christ.

  7. Dear Family, I’m sorry to hear about Bob, he was a good friend, work many days with him at the Bell South
    Telephone company. He was happy to help with anything you needed, always a smile on his face, we’ll all
    miss him.

  8. Dear Celesta, Barry and Family, I am so very sorry to hear about Bobby’s passing. He was a very sweet man who always had a smile for me! I love you all and will be keeping you in my prayers!


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