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Ronnie Gene Bowlin

August 15, 1956 — December 17, 2023


Ronnie Gene Bowlin, age 67, of Albany passed away Sunday, December 17, 2023.

He was the son of Dean Moreland and the late Willie Moreland.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry Bowlin.


He is survived by his wife, Angela Riddle Bowlin,

his mother, Dean Moreland,

his siblings, Gail (Jeff) Fryman of Albany, Connie (Rick) Smith of Bowling Green, KY, Ed (Cindy) Bowlin of Edmonton, KY, Betty (Greg) Abston of Albany,

several nieces and nephews, Melanie (Jeremy) Wyatt of Bowling Green, KY, Jeremy (Beth) Fryman of Albany, Jessica (John) Wallen of Bowling Green, KY, Brooke (Luke) Henson of Corbin, KY, Summer (Adam) Shelley of Lexington, KY,

several great-nieces and -nephews, Jett Fryman, Lincoln Wyatt, Lillie Wyatt, Noah Wallen, Jagger Fryman, Beckett Fryman, Luke Wallen, Lexi Henson, Drake Henson

his uncle, Melvin (Jean) Bowlin,

his mother-in-law, Laura Maxine Tate,

and his brother-in-law, Homer Riddle.


Ronnie Gene Bowlin was a cherished community member and a beloved husband. Known for his affable nature, Ronnie never met a stranger. He was universally loved and respected in the community and valued for his warm heart and generous spirit;  he left a legacy of love, kindness, and service behind him.

Ronnie began working as a dedicated farmhand to his uncle Melvin from an early age. He worked alongside his uncle until he graduated from Clinton County High School in 1974. These years were formative and helped instill work ethic and dedication to community and family service. Ronnie carried these traits with him throughout his life.

Shortly after graduation, Ronnie started working as a machine operator at Sutton Shirt Corporation, a position he held until the company's closure in 1992. During these years, Ronnie married his lifelong love, Angela Riddle, on March 24, 1979. Their union was full of love and companionship. Angela will deeply miss and cherish the memories she shared with Ronnie, the love of her life.

After Sutton's closed, Ronnie joined OshKosh B'Gosh, working until its closure in 2001. Continuing his career, he then participated in a two-year workforce development program. Since 2005, Ronnie has been a Property Manager for RC Real Estate, showcasing his adaptability and commitment to personal growth.

During his time at RC Real Estate, he had a close-knit group of friends who would meet every morning and share daily fellowship, reinforcing the bonds of community and friendship. Ronnie's altruism shone through his volunteer work at the Days of Grace Food Pantry, where he devoted nearly a decade of service. His joy was evident in his commitment to ensuring the happiness and well-being of others. Ronnie was also a devoted supporter of the Foothills Festival since 2015, initially working behind the scenes in videography and photography before joining as a committee member.

Our hearts are heavy with his loss. Ronnie's kindness, generosity, and vibrant spirit touched many lives. He leaves behind a legacy of love and service that will never be forgotten. We mourn his passing, but we also celebrate the extraordinary life he lived.


Burial will be in Memorial Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Days of Grace Food Pantry 801 Tennessee Road, Albany, KY 42602, contact person: Sherry Owens (606) 688-2057    or     Foothills Festival P.O. Box 188, Albany, KY 42602, contact person: Mitch Ferguson (606) 688-1611.

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