April 26, 1927 – March 24, 2019
Gene Fowler, Sr., age 91, of Johnson City, TN passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Life Care Center of Gray. He was born in Sylva, North Carolina, a son of the late Seab Reese and Lester Harriet Chandler Fowler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jacquelyn H. Fowler; second wife, Evelyn Harwood Fowler; and one brother, James Fowler.
Gene was a veteran of the United States Navy. He worked at Cape Canaveral and helped with the creation of the space program. He then worked for the United States Postal Service for fifteen years as a postal carrier.
He is survived by two sons, Chip Fowler and wife Lou, and George Fowler; one daughter, Terri Graubner; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Aubrey Fowler and wife Irene; three sisters, Lou Robinson, Polly Holbrook; and Katherine Duggan and husband John; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends at Cornerstone Village where he was a resident.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date with inurnment to be held at Emmanuel Memorial Gardens in Johnson City, TN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., 2319 Browns Mill Road, Johnson City, TN 37604.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
April 1, 2019
We was sorry to hear of Gene's passing. We really enjoyed having him here with us for a short time at New Franklin Christian Church and missed him so much when he moved to Tenn. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. The God of all comfort is always at work to take care of all of us. I was going to call y'all but could not find a number that worked so I decided to just write a note to y'all here. God Bless y'all!!!
Billie Mayfield Anderson
March 28, 2019
My Mom, Kay Mayfield, joins me in sending our condolences to the entire family. I have fond memories of visiting the Fowler home in Orlando, spending Sunday afternoons with Terri. Then when Mom Kay moved into CornerStone Village a few months ago, Gene welcomed her as a good friend from years past. Mom and I shared several meals with him in the dining room and enjoyed reminiscing. Even though memories fade, we managed to piece together names and places. The bonus for me was reconnecting with Terri who was a valuable help in clarifying details of some of the stories Gene was attempting to relay to us. I found him to be jovial & pleasant in spite of some trivial confusion. I count it a privilege to be connected with the Fowler family and wish them every blessing going forward.