James Fowler

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James S. Fowler

CONCORD - James S. Fowler, age 92, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Five Oaks Nursing Center after a period of declining health.

He was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Rowan County, the son of the late Baxter Lee Fowler and Virginia Smith Fowler. James was a 1938 graduate of Rockwell High School in Rockwell.

James was employed with the former Cannon Mills Company, Plant One, Machine Shop for 50 years until his retirement. He was a member of Forest Hill United Methodist Church, Concord. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Asian-Pacific Theater.

He was affectionately called "Poppy" by his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Faggart Fowler; a brother, Tom Fowler; and a sister, Willie Fowler Hinson.

Survivors include his daughter, Virginia Fowler Hyatt of Ft. Worth, Tex.; a step-son, Wayne Hearne, Jr. and his wife, Frances of Mt. Pleasant; his grandchildren, Kathryn Pigg of Midland and Mallory Hodges of Holly Springs; his four great-grandchildren; one brother, Hugh L. Fowler of Rockwell; and three sisters, Gail Kluttz of Salisbury, Martha Ritchie of China Grove and Ruth Shephard of Salisbury.

Service: A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis, officiated by Rev. David Hockett. Military rites will be conducted by the Cabarrus County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the graveside.

The family would like to thank the staff of Five Oaks Manor for all their loving care during the time James was a resident there.

Memorials: May be made to Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. N., Concord, NC 28025.

Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com who is serving the family.

Published in Salisbury Post on Dec. 9, 2012
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