Robert Edgar Fowler, age 87, a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, at the Mercy Health Center in Fort Scott. He was born March 10, 1919, in Walnut, Kansas, the son of Ollie Fowler and Lettie Knott Fowler. During World War II, Bob served in the U.S. Army and received the Purple Heart. He married Hazel Holtman on Dec. 31, 1939, in Fort Scott. He retired following 33 years with the Southwestern Bell Company as a cable splicer. Upon retirement, Bob and Hazel moved to Grand Lake for many years before returning to Fort Scott. he was a lifelong member of the Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Especially cherished were his friends at the NuGrille, where Bob had lunch every day for many years. Bob enjoyed time at the lake, fishing, camping, gardening, and traveling. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Bob is survived by two daughters, Bobbie Roberts and husband Kent, Lake Quivira, Kansas; and Carol Fulton and husband Bob, Olathe, Kansas; a sister, Lavon Embry, Fort Scott; four grandchildren, David Fulton, Julie Fulton, Tracy Hand, and Keith Roberts; one great-granddaughter, Tammy Sue Griffin, and one "on the way." In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, and a brother, Glen Fowler.
Funeral services for Robert Edgar Fowler will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2006, at the Cheney
Witt Memorial Chapel, with William James Schafer officiating. Burial will follow at the Memory Gardens Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post No. 1165 VFW. The family will receive friends for visitation from 1 p.m. until service time on Friday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans and may be left with Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.