Ralph Lee Bowlden,Jr., 91, of Stockbridge GA passed away November 16, 2013 at Vitas Hospice. Ralph was a dedicated lifelong member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Forest Park and a member of the Kiwanis for over 50 years. He served in the Army in WWII and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from John Smith Chevrolet as a Parts Manager. Ralph was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 years Nita Bowlden. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving and proud father and grandfather. Survivors include sons Randy & Alice Bowlden, St. Simons Island, GA and Rod & Carole Bowlden, Jonesboro, GA; sister in law Ruth Bowlden, Forest Park, GA; grandchildren Mandy (Jim) Sandrock, Josh (Lisa) Crumbley,Courtney (Matthew) Hortman and Nick Bowlden; grandchildren Nolan, Ella, Tyler and Lily; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Tuesday November 19, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Forest Park at 11am. Interment to follow at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery. Dr. Reed Crumbliss to officiate. Family will receive friends Monday, November 18 from 4-8pm at Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors.