William Robert "Bob" Fowler, age 96, of Flemington, Missouri departed from this life at 10:20 pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Northwood Hills Care Center in Humansville, Missouri.
He was born June 28, 1916 in La Monte, Missouri, the son of Robert C. Fowler and Emma (Shernaman) Fowler. The eldest of five boys whom all served in the military. He graduated from La Monte High School in 1934.
After high school he served two-three year terms with the Conservation Commission Service. He was inducted in the Army on January 15, 1942. After serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre he was promoted to Sgt. And awarded those ribbons and five overseas bars and honorably discharged in 1945.
On October 9, 1947 he married Ruth Oswald in Sedalia, Missouri. He operated a Standard Oil Station for over 14 years. In 1965 he began work for Lake City, Missouri Army Ammunition Plant and retired in 1983. He then moved to Pomme De Terre Lake. He enjoyed fishing with his wife and grandchildren. The time spent with family on the lake was cherished by everyone.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers of La Monte, Missouri.
Bob is survived by his wife, Ruth Fowler of the home, two daughters: Donna Galler of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Pamela Young of Flemington, Missouri, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two brothers: Harold K. Folwer and Walter C. Fowler, both of San Diego, California.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, just South of Springfield, Missouri, with Chaplain James O. Friend officiating under the care and direction of the Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar, Missouri. Military Honors will be provided by AMVETS Post #114 of Flemington, Missouri.
A visitation will be held from 11:30 am-12:45 pm on Friday morning, November 16, 2012, at the Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar, Missouri.
Friends and family may sign the guest book or send private condolences at www.butlerfuneralhome.com