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The Life of Steven Bowling
Stephen Bowling was a dedicated family man and friend. He is survived by his parents, brother, many heartbroken friends, two energetic cats, and many heartbreaking memories.
He bowled every Sunday evening in his local league with great commitment and became one of its champions, in addition to being an accomplished lawyer.
Early Life and Education
Steve Bowling excelled as both an all-state football and baseball player at Tulsa Webster High School before proceeding to play at the University of Tulsa under coach Gene Shell’s tutelage – his baseball team won state championship under him! Additionally, Bowling competed in the Rose Bowl.
Meredith and Kelley loved having him as their father. A strong, intelligent and adventurous individual, he enjoyed traveling extensively for work with Mobil Oil before living briefly in Long Beach where he joined the Belmont Shore Men’s Rugby Team.
His Knoxville pastor asked him to teach a class on Jesus’ trials, which ultimately inspired him to become an attorney. This experience ultimately played an instrumental role in him making that decision.
Steven Bowling serves as the Speed Art Museum’s Chief Marketing Officer. With extensive experience spanning arts, business and public service – such as graduating from Indiana University’s John Herron School of Art – and serving as Community Outreach Supervisor with Louisville Metro Government Department of Neighborhoods; Steven has become one of the Museum’s go-to professionals for marketing strategies.
He has extensive experience representing both small businesses and large, national corporations in all aspects of federal and state civil litigation, such as employment law, labor law, wage-hour litigation, trade secret theft, workers’ compensation claims and more. Additionally, he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit as well as United States District Courts for Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.
Achievement and Honors
Steven Bowling, Master of Business Management with over 13 years experience in Advertising & Marketing has proven himself an acclaimed program manager with Blueframe Group. His outstanding work has garnered numerous awards and recognitions.
He served in the US Navy from 1997 to 2007, holding various roles such as field training officer and watch commander at Naval Station Ingleside.
He enjoys bowling as a hobby and frequently competes in local tournaments, driven by his strong competitive drive to become an accomplished bowler with several 300 game wins under his belt.
Steve lives in Long Beach with his wife Judy and daughter Meredith. He takes great pleasure in being the proud “Papa” to Parker Weldon as well as step-son Eric Weldon, as well as having an expansive extended family throughout the southeastern United States.
After graduating with a degree in piano from Western Kentucky University (WKU), Steve married Frances Elaine Kelly (deceased 2016) and moved with her to Bowling Green where Steve managed a concrete block plant while being active with the Optimist Club.
After graduating, he attended the U.S. Navy’s Military Police School and served as a Patrolman aboard USS Stout, an Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer. From here he transitioned into law practice; today his firm handles personal injury, first party coverage litigation as well as appeals cases.
He currently boasts an estimated net worth of about $23 Million which has increased significantly over the last three to four years due to endorsement income and charitable work he does.
He is a huge Watford FC supporter and regularly attends their games, even playing several international matches for them himself.
During his match against Australia, he caused controversy when he broke down the stump of non-striker to take wicket which resulted in changes to ICC rules.
He currently resides in Tennessee where he coaches basketball and teaches Sunday school. A partner at Howard & Howard, P.C, his practice specializes in estate planning, probate matters, taxation issues and tax controversies for both individuals and businesses.