She worked 27 years on the farm, but she was best known for her artistic abilities. She worked with crafts and was able to turn anything into a piece of art. She loved crocheting blankets, hats, socks and sweaters; painting pictures of horses, farms, and nature; and making jewelry and wreaths. She had so much talent and usually gave away her creations to family just to see them smile.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Wilson James and Martha Ellen Underwood James; and her brother, Frank James, Jr.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Douglas “Doug” Edward Bowling: sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Felecia Altizer, and Michael and Crystal Altizer; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law Helen and Danny Wolfe, Linda and John Bowls, and Kathy James; brother and sister-in-law Joe and Brenda James; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be private and her ashes will be spread on the family farm.
The Bowling family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com.