William Howard Fowler son of Albert Thomas Fowler and Bertha Chastain Fowler was born in Etowah, Tennessee. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Tennessee before reporting for active duty in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he served as flight engineer on the B-24 Liberator Bomber. He graduated from Emory at Oxford and Emory University Lamar School of Law in 1950, where he served as president of Phi Alpha Delta Legal fraternity. He began the practice of law in Tifton, GA and served one year in the Georgia General Assembly as a representative from Tift County. In 1957 he was appointed an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia where he served as the government’s attorney in the Albany, Valdosta and Thomasville divisions of the District Court. Beginning in 1960 he practiced law in Lawrenceville, GA as a partner in the firm of Webb Fowler and Tanner where his practice was primarily insurance defense, healthcare, and industrial revenue bond financing. He worshipped at Lawrenceville First Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school and served as a Deacon. His devotion to the Boy Scouts was evidenced by his service on the Executive Board and as President and Trustee of the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts over a forty year period. He served as a director of the Trust Company Bank of Gwinnett, the Development Authority of Gwinnett County, the Gwinnett Hospital System and was a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Surviving are his wife of Sixty Six years, Charlyne King Fowler; daughters, Sally F. Parrott (John) and Cissy Benedict (Thomas); grandchildren, John F. Parrott Jr., William Howard Parrott, Thomas Benedict, Jr., and Sally King Benedict Read, and six great grandchildren. A private graveside service at Gwinnett Memorial Park will be officiated by Rev. Lamar Holley. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11 A.M. at the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church, 165 S Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, with Rev. Lamar Holley Officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall at Lawrenceville First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lawrenceville First Baptist Church or the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 148 Boy Scout Trail, Pendergrass, GA 30567. Online condolences can be express at www.wagesandsons.com

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  1. Dear Family,

    May Jehovah God comfort you during this time of loss. Though there may be little that can be said or done to ease your pain, may you find comfort in knowing that many care and sympathize with your sadness. Always know that Jehovah God is with you to strengthen and guide you. May your trust in his promise of a resurrection bring you peace. – Acts 24:15

    Warm Regards,
    K. L. Banks

  2. Dear Sally and Cissy,
    I dont know if you girls know me or have heard of me but I had the great honor and pleasure of knowing both your dad and your mother. I have known them since your dad started buying his Mercedes in Greenville, SC. because he was buying them from me. He would always come by when he was going hunting. We had a lot in common to be 30 years apart.He was quite the man and it was a pleasure to know him especially for as long as I got to. He actually came by a couple of weeks ago to tell me that he probably will not see me anymore, and when I walked him out to the car I hugged him and cried as he drove off. He was a gentleman to the nth degree and your mother is a sweet heart and always had a smile, hug and kiss for me when she came with him. God be with all of you and I hope to get the opportunity to talk to or see y’all soon. And please give your mother a hug from me. ROBIN…..

  3. So sorry to hear about Howard. He was a great man and a great friend to my parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

  4. My family and I send our sympathies. May you find comfort in knowing it is not “God’s will” or true that “God takes people”, or even “it was his time”. James 34:10 states “It is unthinkable for the true God to act wickedly, for the Almighty to do wrong!” We pray God continue soothing you and your family.

  5. I worked as secretary for Mr. Fowler and Mr. Webb for a number of years. He taught me so much about the legal practice and was always so good to me. I remember you girls, Cissy and Sally but I don’t think you will remember me. You were very young in 1961. It was his and Mr. Webb’s training that helped me attain any success I have had in my professional life. I will always remember him for his knowledge and kindness. May God comfort you and your family.

  6. Mrs. Fowler, Sally and Cissy, I was so saddened to hear about Mr. Fowler. He was a good friend to my dad, Joe, He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. You all will be in my prayers during this difficult time. God bless you.

  7. So sorry to hear about Howard passing. He was a good neighbor and friend to my parents Ralph and Marguerite Dunson.

  8. Good evening Sallie, and Sissy, I don’t know if you remember me I am Sallie Pearl Daily, granddaughter,and with all due respect I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your father he and your mother have been on my mind so heavy I was constantly asking my brother Ronald, if he had heard from him he said No not lately so I Googled him earlier this morning and that is how I received the sad news I am sorry past my Heart to hear this I miss you all and I prey you all are doing well please say hi to the Misses for me and please feel free to call me I would Love to hear from you all 404 957 7795 until then stay strong and keep your head up.GOD BLESS.

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