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Mr. John  Edward  Fowler

Mr. John Edward Fowler
  • November 10, 1937 - September 16, 2017
  • Shepherdsville, Kentucky

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“Lots of Good Memories of John. Prayers for All! Nowanda ”
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“Sorry that we were unable to come and honor you in person and Thank You for your Service.There are not words big enough.There is not a hug strong...Read More »
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“My prayers are with each of you as you travel this path without John's physical presence. He will always be with you in spirit. I can honestly say I...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Patty Bratcher - Leitchfield, KY

“So sorry for your loss. I worked with John many years at hospital. He was a great man and loved by all! ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Janet Langdon - Leitchfield, KY

“John was a wonderful man. A true honor to have known him! ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Todd Bullock - Caneyville, KY

“Etsy I have fond memories of you guys and I am so sorry for all f you and will be praying for your family ”
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John E. Fowler, Age 79 of Shepherdsville, returned to his Heavenly Father September 16, 2017. Mr. Fowler was born in Andulisa, Alabama on November 10, 1937 to John William and Lena Bell "Hardy" Fowler. He was a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and worked on aircraft carriers. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his selfless service to our country. After retiring for the military, Mr. Fowler retired from Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center where he worked for 20 years as their chief engineer. He was a deacon for Caneyville Baptist Church for 20 years before relocating and became a member of Bardstown Junction Baptist Church. Mr. Fowler loved his horses and rode rodeo bucking bronco's and brahma bulls. He also loved his yard and his flowers. He had the most beautiful yard in the neighborhood. He always made sure the curbs and landscaping were impeccable. Mr. Fowler never met a stranger, he had many friends. He was a very compassionate man, he was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. Of all the things he loved; Mr. Fowler loved his family the most. He was a loving husband to Betty Jean who he has known since she was eight years old, a devoted and loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and 2 sisters.
Mr. Fowler leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of almost 60 years, Betty Jean; children, Pam Fowler, John Keith Fowler (Lisa), Tammy Simon (Philip), and Jim Fowler (Lisa); 5 grandchildren, Philip Simon II, Brandi Knapper (Mike), Amanda Derossett (Aarron), Misty Breedlove, and Chris Haun; 3 great grandchildren, Kellan and Ryann Knapper, and Tygh Derossett; 2 young men who called him Grandpa, Thomas and Chris Lane; special friends Sonny, James, Jess, and Tinki; and a whole host of other family and friends.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Thursday, September 21, 2017, in the chapel of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home by Shawn Majors, (4895 N. Preston Hwy. at Brooks rd.) with burial to follow at Brookland Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 2:00 to 8:00pm and on Thursday from 10:00 am until time of service.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital