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John Richard (Dick) Fowler

February 17, 1927 — March 23, 2007

Services for John Richard (Dick) Fowler, 80, of Memphis, TX, will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 26, 2007 at the First Christian Church in Memphis, TX, with Tom Posey, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home in Memphis, Texas. Mr. Fowler died on Friday, March 23, 2007 in Memphis, TX. Dick was born on February 17, 1927 in Sayre, OK to the late Mr. John Fowler and Mrs. Ruth (Garrett) Fowler. He graduated from high school in Petersburg, TX, and the University of Texas in Austin, TX with a BS in Pharmacy. He worked as a registered pharmacist for 50 years and for most of his career was partner and pharmacist with his father, John and brother, Bob, at Fowler Drug in Memphis, TX. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and an active member of the First Christian Church in Memphis, TX. He served for many years on the Memphis school board and was past president of the Memphis Lions Club, the Memphis Chamber of Commerce, the West Texas Pharmaceutical Association, and the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. He also served on the board of the Red River Authority of Texas and was currently a member of the Memphis City Council. On October 6, 2003, he received his 50 year Masonic pin. Dick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Louise Fowler of Memphis, TX; three children, Roge Fowler and wife Cathy of Perkins, OK; Paul Fowler and wife Rhonda of Claremore, OK; Julie Fowler Thrash and husband Howard of Lubbock, TX; five grandchildren, Jesse Fowler of Stillwater, OK; Jared Fowler of Norman, OK; Garrett Fowler of Claremore, OK; and Gibson and John Thomas Thrash of Lubbock, TX. He is also survived by a brother, Robert Fowler of Memphis, TX. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.
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