Bobby Kent Bowles
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Bobby Kent Bowles
Bobby was born November 2, 1940 in Comanche, to Cliff and Mabel (Allen) Bowles. He graduated from Comanche High School in 1959, and later graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Ag -Ed. He and Dorothy Vanzant were united in marriage on August 11, 1962 in Duncan. He worked for over forty years at Halliburton, before his retirement. Bobby was named Volunteer Of The Year for the worldwide Halliburton Company. He and Dorothy were active members of Comanche First Baptist Church, where Bobby served as a deacon for many years, and he also ran the sound system at church, and he also taught Sunday School up until his death. He loved water skiing, cars, and drag racing. He was a member of the Hi Lifters and the Drifters Car Clubs. Bobby began driving a tractor at a very early age, and he enjoyed working on the family farm with his son and brother. He loved raising cattle. He looked forward to family vacations, including fall camping trips, and a week spend at Lake Texoma. He truly enjoyed coaching his son's baseball teams for many years. As an alumni of OSU, he was a huge Cowboy fan. He fronted the Bobby Bowles Band, which started out as his father's group, the Cliff Bowles Band. They played all around this area, mainly at area nursing homes. Bobby loved his church and church family. He had a servants heart. He was an amazing husband, father, uncle, brother, Granddad, and Hey Babe. He was considered a second father to his nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy, of the home; one son, Robbie Bowles and wife Krista, Comanche; his two grandchildren, Mandi Bowles, and Karsynn Bowles; one great-granddaughter, Josey Fox; a brother, Lynn Bowles and wife Carol, Duncan, OK; a brother-in-law, Lelon Morris, Lindsay, OK; and several nieces and nephews.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Cliff and Mabel Bowles; his grandparents, Bush and Iva Bowles, and Luther and Mattie Allen; and two sisters, Pat Morris and Debbie Gray.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Comanche First Baptist Church, 315 West Main, Comanche, OK 73529
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