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Thomas "Tommy" Dean Bowling

July 28, 1950 — July 3, 2024

Wewoka

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Thomas “Tommy” Dean Bowling, lifelong Seminole County resident, passed away at the age of 73 at his home in Wewoka, Oklahoma on July 3, 2024. He was born July 28, 1950 in Cushing, Oklahoma to W.R. “Buster” and Tillums “Tillie” LaJoy (Yancey) Bowling. Tommy attended Seminole schools and graduated from Seminole High School in 1969.

Tommy served his country in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972. He served a tour in Vietnam from May 1971 to April 1972. He was a police officer at the Seminole Police Department from 1975 to 1977 and was a reserve officer for 20 years. He worked in the oil industry for many years.

Tommy enjoyed hunting, fishing, drag racing and going to the lake where he enjoyed playing Farkle with the boys. He really loved being with his family, especially his grandkids and his friends.

Left to cherish Tommy’s memory are his children; Blake Bowling and his wife Ashley of Seminole, Oklahoma and Breane Griffith and her husband Zach of Wewoka, Oklahoma, his brother; Ray Bowling and his wife Linda of Yukon, Oklahoma, his grandchildren; Landon Bowling, Ava Henry and Doss, Lane and Tilly Griffith and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Becky Roberts.

Viewing for Tommy will be from 8:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, July 6 and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 7 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Funeral services for Tommy will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 8, 2024, at New Life Church in Wewoka, Oklahoma with Tommy Azlin officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Casket bearers will be Zach Griffith, Blake Bowling, Landon Bowling, Larry Herdlitchka, Steve Baker and Robert Griffith. Honorary bearers will be Kyle Williams, Jesse Williams, Shane Bowling, Ray Bowling, Doss and Lane Griffith and Brian Griffin.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.

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Service Schedule

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Viewing

Saturday, July 6, 2024

8:00am - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Swearingen Funeral Home - Seminole

1001 N Milt Phillips Ave, Seminole, OK 74868

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Viewing

Sunday, July 7, 2024

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Swearingen Funeral Home - Seminole

1001 N Milt Phillips Ave, Seminole, OK 74868

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Funeral Service

Monday, July 8, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Monday, July 8, 2024

Rest Haven Memorial Gardens

Highway 270 East, Seminole, OK 74868

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