Robert “Dallas “ Bowhay was born on July 18, 1931, on the family farm in rural Pawnee County, to Clyde and Helen (Hart) Bowhay.  Dallas passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the age of 88, at Pawnee Community Memorial Hospital.

He attended country school in rural Pawnee County and graduated from Barneston High School in 1949. He then attended Tarkio College in Tarkio, Missouri, for two years where he played football.