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William  Carl Bowler, Sr.
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church
    10640 Kings Hwy.
    King George, VA 22485
  • Mary Washington Healthcare and Hospice
    2300 Fall Hill Avenue
    Ste 401
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Evangelist Bobby McGilliard
    P.O. Box 456
    Shelbyville, TN 37162

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1 of 15 | Posted by: Lee, Mary, and Caitlin Stem - TN

“Know that we are sorry for the difficult times that you are facing. May the God of all comfort give the strength you need ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“My Brother, Hunter Leroy Bowler, and I were sadden to hear of Billy's passing. He and our father were double first cousins. May you, the family,...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Wilbur Harrison Bowler - VA

“TO THE BOWLERFAMILY,May God be with Your family during this time May You find comfort in the thought that God knows all about us and He will povide...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: otelia ford - fredericsksburg, VA

“Will always Rev. Bowler who was preacher to my parents Helen and Frank, Uncle Bobby and Evelyn, Mason and Ruth Lee. He was there for our family when...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Rosemary Lee - Fredericksburg, VA

“Billy, Patty and family. We mourn with you over your loss but we also rejoice with the knowledge of seeing him again. Gibby says his dad and your...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Gibby and Betty King - FL

“Over 30 years ago, I walked down the aisle of GNBT, alongside my father Linwood Hinson, to receive Jesus as my Savior, and Billy was there to pray...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: John Hinson - Fredericksburg, VA

“Barbara and family we are so sorry for your loss he was a great man and left it wonderful life he will be missed but he's in heaven with his...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Julie Ricketts - Fredericksburg, VA

“I cant ever remember not knowing you and Reva, You have always been a special part of my life and I loved you both so much and I know we will see you...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jeannie allison - king george, VA

“Dearest George and family, I saw Rev Bowler in Walmart last fall, said hello and got to visit with one of those earthly angels we can only be so...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Fran Thomas - King George, VA

“I am so sorry to learn of Billy's death. I knew he was sick for some time now. I know that he is with his Lord and Savior and with all of the...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Dal Mallory - VA - Family

“We are so sorry to hear Rev. Billy has passed. Many fond memories were made with the family in growing up...He is "Home" now, I'm sure everyone was...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie Balderson - Montross, VA

“We are saddened to hear of Billy's passing. Sending condolences and prayers for strength and comfort during this difficult time. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Mervel and Shirley Rogers - VA

“We are saddened to hear of Billy's passing. Sending our condolences to his family and our prayers for strength and comfort during this difficult...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Mervel and Shirley Rogers - VA

“Bowler family,Heaven has truly gained an angel. I know you will miss him terribly, he was indeed a wonderful, blessed man. Prayers are with you. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Dottie Hundley - Colonial Beach, VA


William C. "Billy" Bowler Sr, 89 of King George passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Billy was born, lived his entire life and died in Rollins Fork. He worked for 30 years at the FMC plant in Fredericksburg and then was called into the ministry in 1976. He was the founder and Pastor of Good News Tabernacle and served that congregation until his death. He was also a farmer and operated a fruit stand for many years.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Reva Kay Bowler and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage. Survivors include his children, William C. "Billy Boy" Bowler Jr. (Patty), George M. Bowler (Robin) and Barbara Bridges (Larry); his grandchildren, William C. Bowler III, Peachie Bowler, Andrea Jones, Kimberly Morefield, Stephanie Rummel and Allison Bridges and ten great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the King George chapel of Storke Funeral Home, Saturday, March 10th from 6:00 – 8:00pm. A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 11th at 2:00pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church, King George, with burial to follow in Historyland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Evangelist Bobby McGilliard P.O. Box 456 Shelbyville TN 37162, Tabernacle Baptist Church or Mary Washington Hospice. Online condolences may left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com.