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Ralph M. Fowler: Burlington

1920 – 2017

     Ralph M. Fowler of Burlington, passed away on Friday, Aug. 4, at the Hospice Home after several months of failing health. He was 97.

     Born in Rocky Mount, he was the son of the late B. Worth Fowler and the late Sanatha Stevens Fowler and was married for 68 years to Myrtle W. Fowler, who passed away in 2009.

     Mr. Fowler was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Coast Guard and served more than 23 years before retiring as a Senior Chief.

     He was a member of the V.F.W., the DAV and Masonic Lodge #0563 AF & AM, all in Tabor City.

     He was of the Presbyterian faith. Ralph was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

     Mr. Fowler is survived by two sons, Dan M. Fowler and his wife, Deborah, of Salisbury and Arnold G. Fowler and his wife, Brenda, of Elon; a daughter, Karen F. Murray and her husband, Mike, of Bay City, Texas; twelve grandchildren, Steven Fowler, Jeff Fowler, Matthew Fowler, Andrew Fowler, Kara Jones, Susan Deese, Leslie Murray, Phillip Murray, Chelsea Wall, John Murray, Meredith Murray and Bailey Murray; a sister, Elsie Harrelson of Tabor City; a brother, Neil (Alma) Fowler of Wilmington; and five great grandchildren;

     He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and three siblings, Edith Baker, Bion Fowler and Edwin Fowler.

     The funeral service was planned for 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel in Burlington, officiated by Rev. Keith Sexton and Rev. Terry Huffines, interment following in Alamance Memorial Park.

     Family planned to receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home, and at other times at the home of the son, Arnold.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215.

     A guest register is available here.