Virgil Fowler, Jr.

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Virgil Fowler, Jr.

Virgil Fowler, Jr. Virgil B. Fowler, Jr., 81, of Cullman, died March 6, 2019. He was born July 4, 1937, to Virgil Beauregard Fowler and Sara Elizabeth Harn of Cullman.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Stansell Fowler of Cullman; children, Jason (Jana) Fowler of Cullman, Sandre (Paul) McNeal of Cullman, Sara (Rick) Getsay of Nashville and Virgil Paul Fowler of Eureka Springs, Ark.; and grandchildren, Benjamin McNeal, Stephen McNeal, Shannon McNeal, Will Fowler, Henry Getsay and Charlie Getsay; sisters, Carole Hutchison, Joyce Dunn and Gayla Cavanaugh; and a host of extended family and friends including the Fisher and Herring families.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepmother, Alice Knapp Fowler.
Married 56 years and having lived a full life, Virgil enjoyed many hobbies and activities. He was a Boy Scout leader and a member of The Order of the Arrow. He raced with the boys of Hueytown, enjoyed CB and shortwave radio, was an announcer for local radio station WKUL, was competitive in tennis and table tennis, and was a long-serving Rotarian. Virgil loved Cullman and was an active member in the Friends of Frankweiler organization and the Cullman Historical Society. Having solidified his faith at a young age at Camp Sumatanga, he enjoyed studying theology and teaching comparative denominations.
Having been raised in his father's business - insurance, Virgil continued the tradition throughout his lifetime at Virgil B. Fowler Real Estate & Insurance Agency in Cullman.
He was proud to have served as Sergeant in the Army National Guard and was a member of the American Legion. Locally he volunteered with the Sheriff's Department as a deputy reserve.
Husband, Daddy, Granddaddy, son, brother and friend - Virgil was loved and will be missed.
Visitation will be at Moss Service on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The Christian service will be 10:00 am on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Pastors John Bussman and Christopher Clark officiating, with internment immediately following at the Cullman City Cemetery.
Donations can be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, Camp Sumatanga, or St. Paul's Lutheran School.
The family wishes to thank his many care givers including doctors Guru Sonpavde, Molly DeShazo, Silvio Papapietro, William Peinhardt, Adam Harrison and Nicholas Braswell.
Published on March 6, 2019
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11 posts

Patricia F.
Mar 15, 2019
Dear Family, I am so very sorry about the loss of year dear loved one. May the thought at Job 33:25 give you comfort in knowing that Mr. Fowler will return to the days of his youth and be able to enjoy life without the infirmities of old age. My sincere condolences to you.
Nell Graham
Mar 08, 2019
My heart felt sympathy to you all. Virgil was a very special person and friend to me. Sorry for your loss. Virgil is a loss to the entire community.
Bud Hopkins
Mar 08, 2019
I'm so glad to have had Virgil as a friend. He will be missed.
Elizabeth Hayes Lamar
Mar 08, 2019
We are going to miss Virgil terribly! I have so much love and respect for this family. Continued prayers in the days to come.
John & Jayne Stringer
Mar 08, 2019
Condolences and prayers!!!!!
Brandy Tolbert
Mar 08, 2019
I took care of Mr.Fowler at Westminster Assisted Living when he first moved there.He always liked for me to give him his showers and meds.Very nice man he will be missed prayers for his sweet wife & family.
Mike Murphree
Mar 07, 2019
Virgil had been my friend for some 55 years. We met on the CB radio and we competed in "who could output the most power or modulate higher without distortion." Virgil invited me to his home when I was only 15 years old to see his radio setup and we had been friends ever since. Virgil would "tell it like it is" and I have always has the highest respect for him. I will miss my good friend, but I will see him again someday. God Bless his family.
Danny and Bonnie Martin
Mar 07, 2019
Dot, Joyce and Gayla, sorry we will not be in Cullman during this time of loss. Cullman will be missing a great historian.
Hugs to you all.
Fayellen Jones
Mar 07, 2019
So sorry for the loss of you're loved one. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Cheri Zinsmeister Jones
Mar 06, 2019
Sandra, So sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember him always being nice to me when we went to school together. I will be keeping your family in my prayers
Ernest Hauk
Mar 06, 2019
I am so thankful to have been able to call Virgil my friend. Prayers for peace, comfort, and love to Dorothy and family. RIP, my friend.