Thomas “Tom” F. Fowler, 78, of Phenix City, AL passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Magnolia Manor Health Care in Columbus, GA while surrounded by his loving family.
A celebration of life funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm EST on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Phenix City with Rev. Ralph Wooten officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm EST at the Vance Memorial Chapel in Phenix City.
Mr. Fowler was born April 22, 1940 in Luverne, AL to the late Mancil Fowler and Era Cuba Odum Fowler. He served as a Band Director and was retired from the Lawrence County School System in Monticello, MS. He then worked as a Deputy Sheriff retiring with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department with many years of loyal service. Mr. Fowler was a graduate of Troy State University. He served our country proudly and was a Veteran of the United States Army. He loved music, singing, and playing his guitar, he was passionate about wood-working, and he was a HAM radio operator. Mr. Fowler enjoyed fishing, and was an avid fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Phenix City.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Carolyn Massey Fowler of Phenix City, AL, one daughter, Sheri Ikner and husband Bruce of Daphne, AL, son, Jeff Fowler and wife Deanna of Phenix City, AL; (5) grandchildren, Brandon Ikner and fiancé Amanda Connors, Nikki Ivey and husband Gray, Jordan Ikner and Hannah Farhadi, Peyton Fowler, and Kendall Fowler, and one very precious great grandson, Winston Ivey; a very special uncle, Bert Fowler, much extended family, church family, and many caring friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to First United Methodist Church, 1600 Sandfort Road Phenix City, AL 36969 in memory of Mr. Tom Fowler.