Sandra Bowling Bautista

Published 4:46 pm Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sandra Bowling Bautista, 66, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord on Monday, May 30, 2016, at her residence. A native of Washington County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Jack H. Boyd Sr. and Mattie L. Pealer Boyd. Sandra was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and retired from Levi Strauss and Company and from the State of Tennessee. She was a member of West Side Christian Church. She was also a member of the League of Women Voters, the Carter County Democratic Party and a lifetime member and former treasurer of the Elks Club. Sandra enjoyed artistic painting and loved horses.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ret. Col. David F. Bautista, on March 21, 2015, and three brothers, Michael D. Boyd, Perry M. Boyd and Christopher Boyd.
Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Johnny R. Bowling II and wife Christie, Elizabethton; two grandsons, Jonathan Bowling and Nathaniel Bowling, both of Elizabethton; and two brothers, Jack H. Boyd Jr., of Alabama, and Ronnie Boyd and wife Kathy, Mosheim, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A Gathering of Remembrance Service to honor the life of Sandra Bowling Bautista will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Mr. Greg Key, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Glenda Oatman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. The committal and inurnment service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 11:15 a.m. Friday for the committal service. The family would like to express a special thanks to Carol and Dale Williams, Jerome Pate, John Davis, Shelby Smith, Chris Vanhess and Laura McGill-Scala. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Humane Society, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, TN 37644. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Bautista family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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