Daniel Seymour Bowling Jr.

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Services for Daniel Seymour Bowling Jr., of Brookhaven, are 11a.m., Monday, Sept. 1, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel withburial in Riverwood Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Bowling, 72, died Aug. 29, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Mobile, Ala., on Sept. 8, 1930, to Daniel S.and Lola Bynum Bowling, and was adopted by his aunt and uncle,Christine and Noah Gewin, after his parents’ deaths.

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He graduated from University Military School in Mobile, Ala.,and then earned a degree in business from the University ofAlabama, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.After college, he served in the Army as a first lieutenant.Following his military service, he began a career in laborrelations and personnel management with Ingalls in Pascagoula andcontinued in that field with St. Regis Paper Company in Pensacola,Fla., Kansas City, Mo., Pittsburgh, Penn., and Monticello for 25years. He became active as a lobbyist in the MississippiLegislature. He was the labor relations director of the MississippiManufacturers’ Association from 1984-1992. He also represented theMississippi Association of Life Underwriters.

Bowling was a prolific author on his avocations of fishing andboating. He wrote regular humor and technical columns for GulfCoast Fisherman for 15 years, and also contributed numerousarticles to Salt Water Sportsman and other periodicals. He residedin Brookhaven for the last 35 years, and attended Brookway Churchof Christ.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Martha Alexander Bowling; his sons anddaughters-in-law, Daniel S. Bowling III and wife, Elizabeth, ofAtlanta, Ga., and David A. Bowling and wife, Jean, of New Orleans,La.; his grandchildren, Danny, Teddy, Elizabeth, Emmet, Alex andJack; and Jeanne McElroy, Donna McElroy, Fletcher Bowling and wife,Celia, and their children, Patricia and Fletcher, all of Mobile,Ala.

Memorials may be made to Sunnybrook Children’s Home, P.O. Box4871, Jackson, MS 39296.