Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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September 20, 2012

James W. Fowler

POCAHONTAS, Va. — James W. Fowler, 76, of Pocahontas, Va., passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, W.Va. Born in Thorpe, W.Va., he was the son of the late Roy Fowler and Georgie Mitchem Fowler. He was retired from the U.S. Navy as Petty Officer First Class.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Jean Fowler; one brother, Bobby Fowler; one sister, Stella Brooks; and great-granddaughter, Brianna Dawn-Marie Lewis.

Survivors include, son Ricky Fowler (Dorothy) of Hudson, N.C.; daughter, Donna Lewis (Bobby) of Pocahontas, Va.; brothers, Darrell Fowler (Debbie) of Newton, N.C., Harold Fowler of Skygusty, W.Va. and Roy Fowler Jr. of Pipestem, W.Va.; sister, Goldie Hawkins of Green Valley, W.Va.; grandchildren, Patsy Beckett (Anthony) of Pocahontas, Va., Cindy Puckett (Joey) of Fort Lee, Va., Misty Wilson (Nick) of Granite Falls, N.C., Melissa Lewis (Ed Flick) Pocahontas, Va., Joy Fowler of Bluefield, W.Va., Bud Lewis (Tiffany Larson) of Pocahontas, Va. and Cammryn Vandyke; great-grandchildren, Tommy Puckett, Angel Sullivan, Jacob Puckett, Eli Puckett, Dru Wilson, Cooper Wilson, and Bobby Flick.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Rodriguez Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Va. with the Dr. Darrell Hunley officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Bluewell, W.Va. Friends may call Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 from 12 to 1:00 p.m. at the Rodriguez Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Va.  Pallbearers will be Tommy Puckett, Nick Wilson, Bud Lewis, Don Lewis, Jimmy Lewis, Ricky Mitchem and Max Compton. Military rites will be conducted by Pocahontas Post No. 14 and VFW 9696 of Bluefield, Va.  

God looked around his garden

And He found an empty space

And then He looked down upon the earth,

And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you

And lifted you to rest.

God's Garden must be beautiful

Because He only takes the best.

He knew you were suffering

He knew you were in pain.

He knew that you would never

Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough

And the hills were hard to climb

So he closed your weary eyelids

And whispered "Peace be Thine".

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you didn't go alone

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.

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