OBITUARY

Darrell Dean Fowler

March 16, 1941December 4, 2017
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Darrell Dean Fowler passed from this life into the Lord’s presence, Monday December 4, 2017. He was born March 16, 1941 in Jacksonville, Florida and for the past 20 years has resided in Middleburg. Darrell graduated from Terry Park High School in 1959. Early on he took flying lessons and did consider becoming a commercial pilot, but decided to pursue a career in garage doors starting out with a local company before branching out on his own eventually opening his own company Aldor Sales, Inc in 1973 until his retirement in 2009. The company is going strong with the second generation. His interest included coaching little league baseball and football. He was an avid hunter until his health no longer allowed. Later in retirement years he enjoyed working on his property with his backhoe and tracker. Also enjoyed as much as he could, watching his grandchildren play ball. He was married 25 plus years to the love of his life Rachel. He became a member of Evangel Temple Assembly of God in 1994 and followed with water Baptism to recommit his life to Christ. He served as head usher at the South West Campus from the day it opened until recently due to his failing health. Survivors include his wife; Rachel Fowler, daughter; Tammy Lynn Briely (Randy), sons; Darrell Dean Fowler Jr. and Jon Derek Fowler (Jennifer), step children; Marvin Darrell Lanier, Teila Christine Killough (Mark), Kevin Duane Lanier (Josie), sister; Sybil Gwendolyn Campbell, grandchildren; Joshua Scott Barone, Katie Lynn Geyer (Collin), Jarrett Dean Fowler, Jon Michael Fowler, Brian Zachary Fowler and Wyatt Charles Fowler, step grandchildren; Sarah Ann Kimes, Victoria Leigh Kimes, Jeffrey Michael Young, Darrell Donavan Lanier (Morgan), Dustin Dean Lanier (Sabrina), Megan Rachel Stoddard (Ryan), Jessica Sheree Spear (Keeghan), Shayla Christine Spear (Jeffrey), Kevin Duane Lanier Jr. (Rebekah), Katelyn Leah Sisk (Donny), Katrina Ann Lanier, Kody Lanier, Shantelle Brooks (Tanner), Marvin Robert Killough Jr., 5 great grandchildren and whole host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; Luther Thomas Fowler and Eva Ruth Hawkins Fowler, brother; Luther Neil Fowler and sisters; Ruth Bernice Wheeler, Peggy Laverne Lane and Merle Cordella Fowler. He will be greatly missed by all. To know him was to love him, may he rest in peace. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions in Darrell’s Honor be made to Evangel Temple South West Building Fund, evangeltemplesw.com. A visitation will be held 6-8 PM Thursday December 7, 2017 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS HOLLY HILL FUNERAL HOME, 3601 Old Jennings Road Middleburg, Florida 32068. Funeral service will be 11 AM Friday December 8, 2017 at Evangel Temple Assembly of God, 5755 Ramona Blvd Jacksonville, Florida 32205 with 1 hour prior visitation. Burial will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park Middleburg, Florida. Please leave words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, December 8, 2017

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Debby Steedley

December 20, 2017

My deepest condolences to your entire family.From Rachel to your youngest grandchild, my heart breaks for you.His sweet smile and warm heart will be greatly missed.He also showed great leadership as he took my son Kevin under his wing teaching him to work security while also giving example of a true Godly man. It is my privilege and honor to have known him. My thoughts and prayers will continue for you.

Teila Killough

December 9, 2017

I just want to say Darrell how blessed I was to have two dads.Darrell never made me feel like I was his step daughter,I was his daughter.Darrell had such a positive outlook on life the whole 25+ years I've knownDarrell he never complained about anything even when that terrible lung disease would take his breath away.And when they lost pretty much everything due to Irma and my mom was crying why did this have to happen to us and he said why not us.He was a good man.Im going to miss his laugh,His big smile,But most of all I'm going to miss his warm hugs.I love you Darrell and it was an honor to be your daughter for the past 25+years.
Love always
Teila

annette kenney

December 8, 2017

Rachel I'm so very sorry for the loss of Darrell my prayers of comfort are with you and the family. Darrell was one of the most kind, gentle Christian men that I have ever known. You always saw him with a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed and I know your heart hurts. Darrell is with his savior and we can look forward to a happy reunion one day.
Blessings,
Annette W. Kenney
Wm David Starling, Sr.

December 8, 2017

Rachel I'm so very sorry for the loss of Daryl my prayers of comfort are with you and the family. Daryl was one of the most kind, gentle Christian men that I have ever known. You always saw him with a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed and I know your heart hurts. Daryl is with his savior and we can look forward to a happy reunion one day.
Blessings,
Annette W. Kenney
Wm David Starling, Sr.

Ryan Traynor

December 7, 2017

With deepest condolences to his family, and deepest sympathy to Aunt Rachel in this time of loss.

December 7, 2017

Darrell, and Rachel have been the best neighbors for the past 17 yrs, We'll always remember him on his yellow back hoe, and Rachel on her cart loving retirement. Our hearts are with you Rachel Fowler..friends always Richard,Julie Thomas

Shirlee Campbell

December 7, 2017

I'll always remember Uncle Darrell as a sweet, gentle, Christian man. On the quiet side with a quiet chuckle, he was loved by everyone who knew him. I'll miss you as I know everyone will. Always know the sweet one loves you.

Michael Alton

December 7, 2017

What a great man! I've known Mr. Fowler for a number of years through business. He always seemed to be fair and generous as he dealt with me and my company as well as others. He ran his affairs in order and in Christian manner. His son Derrick is a fine young man and proof that Mr. Fowler did a great job raising his family. Mr. Fowler was a believer and now finds himself in the presence of Jesus! May God bless the Fowler family at this time.

Ruth Rider

December 6, 2017

Growing up with Darrell was one of the greatest adventures I had. He was my brother, even though we had different mothers.He was often times funny, other times irritating but always my big brother. I will miss you, Darrell. Somehow you always knew what we girls were into! My heart is filled with great joy because I know that you are in the arms of our loving Heavenly Father. I loved talking with you about the Lord. I will miss you, but I know we will meet again. I know you are resting in peace and having a great reunion with others who have gone before you. When the roll is called up yonder I'll be there to praise and worship our wonderful Father, right along with you. Niester #1

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