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Lloyd Spencer Bowling, Sr.

March 29, 1930 ~ December 4, 2018 (age 88)

Lloyd S. Bowling, Sr. was born on March 29, 1930 in Newport, Maryland on the Wicomico River. He died peacefully at his home, Westwood Manor, on December 4, 2018. He was married to his wife, Josephine, for 30 years when she passed away in 1985 and he never remarried. Lloyd is survived by his two sons, Spence and Scott, and his four grandchildren Spencer, Hillary, Olivia and Julia.

Lloyd was Professor Emeritus at George Washington University where he taught from 1967 until 1996 and chaired the Department of Speech and Drama and the Department of Speech and hearing. He held three college degrees including a doctorate in Education from the University of Maryland. He was trained as a Clinical Audiologist and work each week at the Veterans Administration before his retirement in 1996. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1954 to 1959 and received an Honorable Discharge with the rank of Captain. Even in his later years, you would see him wear a sweatshirt bearing Semper Fi.

After retirement, Lloyd traveled extensively and served as a host for various cruise lines. His travels took him to every continent in the world, Antarctica, the Arctic Circle and to over 75 countries. At that time, he was fluent in German and Portuguese. He reported many interesting experiences but was never shy at leveling constructive criticism about something he had seen, heard or read while traveling.

Lloyd had an extensive interest in community theater and was active in the Port Tobacco Players, Hexagon and the British Players. He acted, directed and supported dozens of productions in Maryland and Washington, DC.

Lloyd was very proud of his heritage in Southern Maryland. He served on the Charles County Historical Society, Charles County Heritage Committee and was serving on the Charles County Conservancy Board until he passed away. He was an active gardener, painter, and enjoyed living on his farm where he was born.

Lloyd was a lifelong member of the La Plata United Methodist Church where he was a member of the choir for over 50 years and served on numerous boards. Singing, serving and being with members of his church were some of his favorite things to do.

At Lloyd's request, a Memorial Service will be held at the United Methodist Church, 3 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata, Maryland on Saturday December 15, 2018, at 3 pm followed by fellowship at the church with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, Lloyd asked that donations be sent to the church in his name.

Donations may be made to:

LaPlata United Methodist Church
3 Port Tobacco Rd., LaPlata MD 20646
Tel: 1-301-934-2288

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