ODESSA Garry Leroy Fowler, Sr., age 66, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Odessa on December 13, 1947, to the late Leroy George Fowler and Yoma Joyce (West) Fowler. He was a patriot who served his country both in the Marines and Air Force during the Vietnam War
. Garry married Jacquline Adams in Odessa on December 31, 2001. He was a member of Zion Christian Church.
A carpenter, Garry loved to work with his hands. He enjoyed watching old Westerns and was a Clint Eastwood fan. He liked to play video poker, regular poker and loved to go fishing. Garry called bingo for many years at the VFW
. He was a life member who greatly enjoyed any opportunity to help a fellow vet. Very giving and big hearted, he delivered food and supplies to Presidio. He was dedicated to the boys. His greatest wish was fulfilled in reuniting Chad and Clarence.
He is survived by his wife: Jacquline "Jackie" Fowler of Odessa; seven sons: Garry Fowler, Jr. of Troy, TX, and Larry Johnson and wife Kara, Chad Fowler and wife Rebecca, Clarence Fowler and wife Kayla, and Travis Watson, all of Odessa, and Blane Shepker of Andrews and Dustin Pierce of Oklahoma City, OK; three daughters: Melissa Fowler of Troy, Felicia Fowler of Wichita, KS, and Teloa Martin and husband Keith of Odessa; brother: Robert Fowler and wife Sylvia of Odessa; sister: Bette Sue Fowler of Odessa; numerous grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his dog and faithful companion: B.B.
Funeral services with military honors are scheduled for 10:00 am Monday, April 28, 2014, at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bro. Dewey Blevins. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 8115 W. University Blvd., Odessa, and condolences may be sent to the family online at acreswestfuneral.com.