2024ObituariesEllis Joseph Bowling

March 24, 2024by SealeUser6

It is with profound sadness that we announce the going home of our precious husband, father, and Pappa. He was also a wonderful brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many. He spoke many times of the joy that awaits us in Heaven and we know he is finally experiencing that joy with the Lord and those that have gone before him. There are no words to explain just how much his family loved him, but we rest in the promise that we will be together again someday. Ellis Joseph Bowling, age 71, passed away on March 21, 2024. Joe graduated from Holden High School, class of 1971, and served in Vietnam in the U.S. Navy. Joe worked as as a Journeyman Electrician, and retired from D.O.T.D. He was a longtime member of Doyle Bible Baptist Church (Holden, LA), and he was a recent attendee of Open Door Baptist Church (Denham Springs, LA). Joe is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shelly Bowling; son, Steven Bowling (Amber); grandchildren, Evangeline Bowling, Sabine Bowling, Deacon Bowling; sister, Robyn Bowling, brothers, Randy Camp (Mary), Elbert Bowling. Joe is preceded in death by his father, Lee Bowling; mother, Francis Bowling; sister, Kathy Bowling. Pallbearers will be: Joshua Jones, Trampas Ballard, Steve Severson, Mike Vidrene, Lee Navarre, Timothy Allen. A visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Livingston on March 26, 2024 from 9:00 am – 11:00am with a funeral service to begin at 11:00 am. Burial will immediately follow at Stafford Cemetery in Holden, LA.




  • Diane Smith

    March 31, 2024 at 10:21 pm

    Shelly, we send you our deepest condolences. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Diane and Neal


  • Mickey

    March 28, 2024 at 12:49 pm

    Shelly, Steven and Family,
    No words can express how sorry I am for your loss. One of the greatest promises of the Bible is the last one Jesus gave – after his resurrection and prior to his return to heaven. “Be sure of this, he told his disciples. “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). I pray that you feel his presence as you grieve the loss of Joe. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mickey McMorris


  • Delores Hodges

    March 26, 2024 at 7:11 pm

    Shelly, we’re so very sorry to learn that Joe has passed. We both had doctor’s appointments this morning so were unable to attend the service but we will be in prayer for you and the family.
    Love, TL and Delores


  • Joey Thomas

    March 26, 2024 at 4:17 pm

    Shelly and Steven I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of wonderful husband ,father. Your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers he will be deeply missed.

    Joey Thomas &


  • David & Gail Falks

    March 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Shelly, Steven and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that y’all are in our thoughts and prayers.


  • NE and Carol Hinson

    March 24, 2024 at 10:51 pm

    ROBYN and the Bowling family I am so sorry for your loss. I too have felt the loss of a sibling for many years. Please know that my prayers are for you and your family and the loss that grieves your heart. May God comfort you as only he can.

    Carol Hinson


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