Clyde "Bobby" Robert Fowler

October 24, 1947April 1, 2021

Bobby Fowler, 73, of Newton, NC, passed away on April 1, 2021 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Born on October 24, 1947 in Catawba County, NC he was the son of Evaleene Lehmons Fowler and the late Clyde Elmer Fowler. Bobby served in the US Army during the Vietnam War in 1969 and was the 101st Airborne Division. He was part owner of the family owned hosiery business and then retired from Verizon Wireless. He was also a former DJ; he loved deer hunting and fishing with his son. He also loved going to Newton-Conover High football games.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his son, Eric (Beth) Fowler; grandson, David Shore; sister, Barbara McLawhorn; nephews, Brad, David and Brian McLawhorn; and a niece Emmi McLawhorn.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at First United Methodist Church Newton at 2pm on Saturday, April 10, 2021 with Reverend Josh Sherfey officiating.

A gathering of friends will follow service at the Church.

Condolences may be made to the family at

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

The Fowler family is under the care of Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.


  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Gathering of Friends Following Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021


Clyde "Bobby" Robert Fowler

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Judy Mauldin

April 7, 2021

Jim and Bobby go back many, many years and Jim considered Bobby a friend. Bobby was also grandfather to Cameron Fowler and g.grandfather to Dawson Fowler. The legacy of Bobby will continue through them. RIP Bobby.

Mine Kaylor

April 6, 2021

Bobby was a great friend and NCHS classmate, may fond memories of past good times. He was a great person, so likable and a friend to all.

Bob Fowler

April 6, 2021

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Bobbies whole family.
What was not to like about Bobby .
A friend to all who knew him and a good Man indeed.
Rest well my friend ,and I will see you again , I know.

Bob Fowler

Becky Ikerd- Alghrary-McRee

April 2, 2021

I am so saddened to hear this news. I grew up with Bobby, his sister, Barbara and cousins Susan and Jane Lehmons and Dickie. Many hours were spent on their grandma's front porch as she lived directly across the street from us. I have fond memories of all our fun playing up and down Sixth Street.
Blessings and good thoughts to Evaleene, Barbara, Susan, Dickie and all the family.
God Bless,