David Alan Fowler

February 7, 1963August 1, 2018

David A. Fowler, 55, of LaGrange, died on Wednesday, the 1st of August 2018. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Betsy” Strickland Fowler whom he married on the 13th of July 1985; his daughters, Lauren Fowler Mosley (Paul), and Dorothy Fowler; grandsons, Thomas and Henry; mother, Ann C. Fowler; sister, Andrea Trainer (Alan); nephew, Thomas Trainer; niece, Ann Trainer; and brother-in-law, William “Bill” E. Strickland III. He is preceded in death by father, B. Delma Fowler.

David graduated from LaGrange High School in 1981, LaGrange College 1985, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University 1988. He was immediate past president of the Rotary Club of LaGrange, where he was a multi Paul Harris Fellow, Will Watt Fellow, and Walter Y. Murphy Fellow. He was also a member of the LaGrange Gridiron Club, and helped form the LC Panther Club. He was an adjunct professor at LaGrange College, named to the LC Wall of Outstanding Alumni in 2010, and a Lay Eucharistic Minister at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. A member of the Troup County Bar Association, David was an attorney for 30 years and recently served as a municipal court judge for the city of LaGrange. David will be fondly remembered as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid fan of the Auburn Tigers and LaGrange College Panthers.

The Gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the funeral home. The Memorial service be on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:30am in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LaGrange College in memory of David A. Fowler.

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Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Elizabeth "Betsy" Strickland Fowler, Wife
  • Lauren Fowler & Paul Mosley, Daughter
  • Dorothy Fowler, Daughter
  • Thomas Q. Sullivan III, Grandson
  • Henry David Fowler, Grandson
  • Ann C. Fowler, Mother
  • Andrea & Alan Trainer, Sister
  • Thomas Trainer, Nephew
  • Ann Trainer, Niece
  • William "Bill" E. Strickland III, Brother-in-law
  • Mr. Fowler was preceded in death by his father, B. Delma Fowler.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Rachael Elledge

August 12, 2018

David was a friendly, happy man of integrity. I grew up with David, played in the band with him, attended church functions together, and graduated from LaGrange High with him. I know he will be greatly missed. Condolences to his family.
Rachael Davis Elledge

Sophia Bertron

August 5, 2018

Good bye. David, you were a good man and a good friend. A shoulder to cry on when I needed one. Although I have not seen you in many years, I grieve the loss of you. My heart goes out to Betsy and the girls.

Vickie Simpson

August 5, 2018

Mr. Fowler was a wonderful person whom I met in the early 2000. He assisted me with various affairs . I grew to love him and respect him because of his love for others. He was faithful, trust worthy, and a man of integrity. To his family, I pray our God will continue to strengthen, comfort and heal you in the days to come. Mr. Fowler sowed many good seeds and for that good blessings shall be returned to your family. Mr. Fowler will truly be missed for he touched the lives of many and brought peace and happiness to all. I love you and you will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.

Shannon "Del" Leftwich

August 4, 2018


David was one fine man and I was proud to call him my Brother. He was what the rest of us wish we could be. I'll never forget that ever-present smile on his face or how he made me so welcome when I first came to the fraternity house.

My heart goes out to you and your family.


Dee Horton

August 4, 2018

I was deeply saddened to hear of David’s passing. He was a sweetheart.
May God be with you.

Patsy Hiers

August 3, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Such a sweet man.

scott curlee

August 3, 2018

Dear Betsy and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy to hear the news of David's passing. I will miss him but I am so thankful to have called him "Brother" and I look forward to our eternal reunion! David was a powerful Christian light, a Gentleman of the first order, and a dear Brother! I am praying for you.
God Bless
Scott Curlee and family

Paige Albritton

August 3, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with David over the years in the law field. A super great man and attorney! My thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be greatly missed!

Mark Cavender

August 3, 2018

David “Judge” Fowler as I knew him was always a pleasure when I would see him. Funny jovial and always willing to talk Auburn Football, which we both loved ferrociously. Judge you will be missed for sure. Go rest high on that mountain sir, your work on earth is done. God bless his sweet wife and the rest of his family.

Gary Dawson

August 2, 2018

David was in the band at Boys Junior High where I taught. He was always an excellent student. He worked summers for me at the Callaway Education Association teaching trombone and other brass instruments after graduation from high school. I have many fond memories of him and know he will be missed by his family and friends.