Rev. Nelson B. Fowler
June 20, 1929-April 25, 2014
Rev. Nelson B. Fowler, age 84, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at his residence.
Rev. Fowler was born in Springfield, NC, a son of the late Oscar J. and Elizabeth Ray Fowler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Rev. Fowler was a US Navy veteran having proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was retired supervisor from Horry Telephone Cooperative in Conway. Rev. Fowler also was a Minister of Murrells Inlet Pentecostal Holiness Church and Free Welcome Pentecostal Holiness Church in Nichols, SC. He was a gifted musician who played multiple instruments; including, guitar, fiddle, and the mandolin. Rev. Fowler was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Conway Lions Club and Mason.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years; Ruby Lee Causey Fowler; his three children, Robert Nelson Fowler of Conway, Vanessa Fowler Gates and husband, Marty, of Atlanta, GA, Richard Wyatt Fowler and his wife, Donna, of Conway; his six grandchildren, Robert Nelson Fowler, Jr., Shaunna Lee Price, Cory Fowler, Jessica Gates Hearn, Joey Wayne Gates, Sarah White; his ten great-grandchildren; his brother, James Fowler and his wife, Janice, of NC; and his sister, Betty Lou Gasque also of NC.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, April 28, 2014 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel with Rev. Mendel Stalvey officiating.
Entombment with military honors will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to the SC Lions Club, District 32A, 234 Outlet Pointe Blvd, Suite C, Columbia, SC 29210.
An online guestbook is available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Goldfinch Funeral Services, Inc.
606-610 Beaty St. Conway, SC 29528
Published in The Sun News on Apr. 27, 2014