Edward Douglas Bowling, 71, of Midlothian, TX went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2017, at his home, surrounded by family and friends. Ed was born to James and Nell (Mason) Bowling of Dallas, TX on October 19, 1945. He was the youngest of four brothers. On April 23, 1965, Ed married Lynda Ann Washburn of Eliasville, TX. He loved his wife just as Christ loved the church, and loved their two children just as deeply. He enjoyed his family and the company of good friends. He loved to hunt and fish but sometimes liked to embellish a bit on the details of his stories. He faithfully provided for his family as an outside salesman for Southwest International Trucks for many years. He had a magnetic personality, and a wonderful sense of humor and his customers loved him for it. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lynda, son, Chad Bowling, daughter Shannon Hardy, granddaughter, Destiny Bowling, grandson, Levi Hardy, brothers Kenneth Bowling and Larry (Betty) Bowling. He was preceded in death by his parents and eldest brother, James “A-Bow” Bowling

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Midlothian Funeral Home and funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 9 at Ovilla Baptist Church in Ovilla, Tx. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Gooseneck Cemetery in Graham, TX.