St. Clair County has seen many sweeping changes since the first time Bobby Bowling was elected to the Ashville City Council.
After 32 years as a city councilman in his hometown, Bowling officially retired this week after declining to qualify for reelection. His retirement ends an era of service that has spanned three decades and seen a great deal of changes in the town of Ashville.
Bowling’s legacy in Ashville, according to those who have served with him, will be as someone who put his community ahead of himself.
He has always been a person who loved to help everybody,” said Ashville Robert McKay. “He has dedicated himself to helping people. Bobby would do anything to help anybody. We appreciate all the years of service and we wish him a happy retirement.”
In retiring, Bowling said his favorite part of being a councilman as “just being able to help people.” He plans to continue that in retirement by cutting grass around town. His legacy will live in on his son Mike, St. Clair County’s probate judge, and son-in-law Larry Keenum, a councilman in Rainbow City.
We join the town of Ashville and the rest of St. Clair County in thanking Bowling for his service and wishing him the best.