OBITUARY

Lloyd Leon Fowler Jr.

November 11, 1930October 6, 2021

Lloyd Leon (Buddy) Fowler, Jr. passed away peacefully on October 6, 2021, of a broken heart at the age of 90. He leaves behind 7 children: Jeff (Kathrin) Fowler, Mary (Butch) Schell, Jody (Dennis) Barrios, Robin (Gary) Turk, Rebecca Mabry, Jim Fowler (Tina), and Loyd Ryan Fowler as well as 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson, his sister Shirley Fowler Hackel of Winter Haven, FL, brother Paul (Norma) Fowler of Foley, AL, and sister-in-law Audrey Merchant of Bakersfield, CA. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Buddy is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 71 years Bonnie Cutrer Fowler, one daughter, Diana Fowler Hebert, parents Lloyd Leon and Josephine Fowler, sister Mary Fowler Mitchell and brother BL Fowler. Buddy worked hard his whole life. At a young age, he worked in his dad’s logging business. After he married and started his family, he would tackle any job and often worked two jobs to support his growing family. He was mechanically inclined but was a jack of all trades. Buddy worked as a mechanic throughout his life on cars, trucks, 18 wheelers, tug boats and even cranes and he continued to work on cars and trucks well into his eighties. He loved cooking for family and friends or large groups, singing karaoke, fishing, gardening and shooting pool. He had a small catering service in Tucson, AZ, during the 1990’s where he would cook good ol’ Louisiana Cajun food for the Westerners. Buddy truly enjoyed life. He was genuinely a people person who loved doing for others. In his later years, Buddy and Bonnie resided at Wynhoven II Apartments in Marrero where they were loved by many. Buddy always enjoyed being social and, to his delight, was voted Wynhoven’s Mardi Gras King in 2019. Buddy doted on Bonnie who was the love of his life. He prayed, asking God to let him live longer than her so he could take care of her. His prayer was answered as he lived only 12 days without her. He loved and appreciated his children and their families, often telling people how proud he was to have such a large and loving family.

Family and friends, members of First Pentecostal Church and Wynhoven friends are invited to attend the visitation on Saturday, October 16, 2021, beginning at 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM at First Pentecostal Church located at 3200 Ames Blvd., Marrero, LA. A Celebration of Life Service will be officiated by Bishop Michael Sartin at 11:00 AM. Special Thanks The Family wishes to acknowledge and thank everyone for coming today and for all expressions of love. Thank you, First Pentecostal church for all you’ve done to make this day special.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Myla Oubre

October 15, 2021

Mr. Buddy was one of my favorite residents at Wynhoven. I was sorry to hear of his passing. I remember meeting him and Mrs. Fowler and him telling me how much he loved his wife. Mr. Buddy was such a kind person. He would stop by my office everyday just to say hello and give me a treat. He always had a smile on his face and I absolutely adored the love he had for Mrs. Fowler.

Sylvia Darbonne

October 12, 2021

I worked for Mr Buddy and Miss Bonnie for over three years. They were always a delightful couple. The memories they shared of all their years together, the places they lived, the lives they touched. Mr Buddy would even sing for me while I worked, he was a true gem. Now he’s walking on streets of gold with his precious bride. I will surely miss you.

Robin Turk

October 9, 2021

Dear Dad,
I love you and miss you dearly. I will always remember your sense of humor and laughs. Any time I needed you you were there for me, I knew YOU was always in MY corner all I had to do was call. I could see you were very sad with the loss of mama and I knew in my heart you would be together again with very soon and you are. Dad you are finally resting in peace. ❤

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY