Covell Funeral Home

232 East State Street, Traverse City, MI


Alex Mitchell Fowler

December 12, 1987February 1, 2020

Alex M. Fowler, age 32, of Traverse City, passed away on Saturday, February 1 in his home in Hollywood, California due to an unknown cause. He graduated from TC Central High School in 2006 and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Business. Alex was born on Dec 12, 1987 in Tacoma, Washington, was raised in Traverse City, and spent the last 4 years of his life in Los Angeles after a brief time in Oregon. He worked as a sales and marketing manager for Gannett Co. He is survived by his fiancé Megan Webb of Birmingham, AL, his parents Chuck and Linda of Traverse City, MI, his brothers Chuck Jr (Shari) of Los Angeles, CA, Tom (Faith) of Grand Rapids, MI, Christian (Leah) of Houston, TX, and his sister Lizze of Kalamazoo, MI, four nieces, four nephews, four great-nieces, and one great-nephew. Alex was a talented cellist and persuasive orator, a carefree sailor and fearless traveler and adventurer. He had an insatiable appetite and love for knowledge and politics, and for live music – particularly Widespread Panic, the String Cheese Incident, the Grateful Dead and Phish. Adored by everyone fortunate enough to have met him, Alex was the ultimate example of how to be unapologetically oneself and will live on in the hearts and minds of countless loved ones. Roll on. “The more I learn, the more I appreciate nuance and the kaleidoscope lens through which life must be viewed.” – May 21, 2019 (from a conversation with his sister). Memorial services for Alex will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 1 pm at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City, Michigan followed by a remembrance gathering at the Salvation Army Community Center at 1239 Barlow St, Traverse City, MI. There will also be a celebration of his life on Saturday, February 15, 2020 starting at 1 pm in Fort Payne, AL.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Alex Mitchell Fowler

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Carol Roehrich

February 11, 2020

To the Fowler family~
Alex was my inspiration to take over the debate coaching reins at Central. Because of him, we put Traverse City back on the state debate map.
My heart goes out to all of you, Meg, and his dear friends, too. We lost a good one.
With love,
Carol Roehrich