November 20, 1946 – August 11, 2019
W. Earl Fowler, Lieutenant retired with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
Earl was born on November 20, 1946, in Charleston, SC to Flora Todd Fowler and the late T.L. Fowler.
He served in the US Army National Guard and graduated with Honors from Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College with a degree in Criminal Justice. He went on to graduate from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, where he had a long rewarding career in law enforcement. He was a member of the American Legion and a Mason with the Hammerton Lodge #332, in North Charleston.
Earl is survived by his wife of 53 years, Trudy Fowler, two daughters, Kerry Fowler Pye (Marshall) and Jennifer Fowler Newbern (Tony), a granddaughter, Peyton Newbern, two grandsons, Alexander Newbern and Marshall "Trey" Pye, a brother, Ronald W. Fowler, three sisters, Sandra Fowler Hlavoc, Debbie Fowler Bryant, and JoAnne Fowler Good as well as many nieces and nephews.
He dearly loved his family and his K-9 police partner "Fritz", who devoted his life to serving beside him.
Friends and family are invited to attend his graveside service and burial at Carolina Memorial Park ( 7113 Rivers Ave. North Charleston, SC 29406) on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 11:00 am.
Carolina Memorial Funeral Home and Park, (843) 797-2222
- A Life Well Celebrated Graveside Service at Carolina Memorial Gardens, 7118 Rivers Ave. North Charleston Thursday, August 15, 2019
August 13, 2019
Dear Trudy, Kerry, and Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss all of you are in my thoughts and prayers . Love to all of you.
Jim and Sandy Stone
August 12, 2019
Trudy, Kerry, and Jennifer,
Our hearts are full as we remember so many fun times on Buck Pond Rd. All the building projects, the Beaufort Boils, Earl bringing Kenny home in his arms when he fell off his bike and our first meeting with Fritz! We loved being your neighbors for all those years. I can still hear him saying “Trudy, rattle them pots!”
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jim, Sandy, Kenny, Prissy britches and Brandon.