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“I count it a real joy to remember such a sweet, fine, Christian man!!! Blessings to his family!! ”
1 of 35 | Posted by: martha p norton - albany, GA

“Racheal & Family We did not learn of Howard's passing for several weeks. We are so very sorry to hear of it. He will be greatly missed by many. We...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Zack & Dianne Strickland - GA

3 of 35 | Posted by: HELEN AND LARRY POWELL - DUBLIN, GA

“Rachelle and family - please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. ”
4 of 35 | Posted by: Arleeta and Ferrell Henry - GA

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5 of 35 | Posted by: Rebekiah Clore Laughter - NC

“We just heard about Howard today and are so very sorry. We always enjoyed visiting with him at different occasions when our dear friends the Camps...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Vicky and Wayne Williamson - GA

“Such sweet memories of this whole family when the girls came through AJHS/Albany Middle School! Nancy Reimer ”
7 of 35 | Posted by: Nancy Reimer - Albany, GA

“Rachelle, our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. I happened to see Cheryl's fb post about Howard. We...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Bob and Patricia S. Bennett - GA

“Dee, We want you to know that you are in our prayers during your time of loss. Losing those we love is so difficult, but knowing where they have...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: Zann and Larry Hayes - Newnan, GA

“I remember playing soft ball and howard was our coach, at coats and clark. to his family I enjoy ed all the fun we had ”
10 of 35 | Posted by: betty byrd - albany, GA

“Oh Rachelle I am so sorry about Howard! I always enjoyed seeing y'all at cornerstone and you both were such a blessing. Frank and I will be praying...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Cathy bowyer - Cherry log, GA

“Rachelle, It was always a pleasure to see you & Howard at Cornerstone. Jesus' love is manifest in yall's faces & actions & walk. When we were...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: Ron & Barbara Nelson - Cherry Log, GA

“I remember when you met and watched you learn each other and fall in love. I I remember when Howard got the children. I am so glad you had so much...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: Vera Arlene Macon - Santee, CA

“Dee and Ted, We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Anna Turner ”
14 of 35 | Posted by: Anna Turner

“so sorry for your loss. Howard was always a kind & helpful person. ”
15 of 35 | Posted by: ralph walke - high school friend

“Rachelle and Family, Our hearts are so saddened for you at this time, knowing how much you will miss Howard. We will miss him, too. We offer our...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Greg and Shauna Gamble - GA

“Dee, you must be proud that your dad was very accomplished. We are sorryhe left this earth too soon; but it appears he achieved a great amount while...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: Frank & Sarah Rovelli - Newnan, GA

“Sincere condolences to Howard's family & friends. ”
18 of 35 | Posted by: Jane Evans Spall - Pocatello, ID

“Howard was one of my first friends when I moved to Dublin. He helped me learn to drive on the VA grounds. We must have circled that place 50 times!...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Stanley F Watson - FL - Friend

“Dee, Always remember keep his memories close & how much your Father loved you! Take time to heal & know that we are all praying for your strength &...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Jessica Griffith - Newnan, GA

“Dee - Our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your Dad. You and your family will be in our prayers. Richard and Ann ”
21 of 35 | Posted by: Richard and Ann Brune - Newnan, GA

“Rachelle and family, You have been in our thoughts and prayers after learning about Howard. So many memories growing up with you guys bring a smile...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Kim Fendya - Acworth, GA

“My Father, Joe Wilson, was Howard's Scoutmaster. I was a young, most likely aggravating, attendee at the Scout meetings as Howard progressed through...Read More »
23 of 35 | Posted by: Chip Wilson - Dexter, GA - Friend

“Dee, I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Daddy. I know how much he loved you - and how you loved him! I will certainly be praying for you and...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Kim Higgins - Newnan, GA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family ”
25 of 35 | Posted by: Marcia H. Powell - Hartwell, GA

“Dearest Rachelle and Family, My heart is broken for you in your loss. Howard was such a wonderful giving man with such a sweet spirit. I can't think...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Lisa Kearse - Leesburg, GA

“I am so sad to hear of Howard's illness and passing. My mother, Joyce Spivey, sends her prayers to all of you as I do. We lived across the street...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Ruth Spivey Watson - Dublin, GA

“Rachelle, My heart breaks for you and your family. Cancer is such a hideous disease that may take our loved ones, but it cannot take away the lovely...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Dorothy & Hampton Hardee - Geneva, FL

“How blessed we have been to have you both in our lives. We are heartbroken and love you all so very much. ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: Dotty Davis - Leesburg, GA

“Sincere sympathy to Rachelle and family ”
30 of 35 | Posted by: Pat Norton - Albany, GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. We have fond memories of Howard and family during the years we lived in Albany/Lee...Read More »
31 of 35 | Posted by: Neil and Cindy Brown - FL

“Dee, Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult loss. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you in this...Read More »
32 of 35 | Posted by: Rick and Gina Gross - Newnan, GA

“I liked hearing all the "daddy" stories from Dee. We got a chance to meet this wonderful man on a summer rafting trip a few years back and I thought...Read More »
33 of 35 | Posted by: Amanda Watkins - Newnan, GA

“I am so sorry. Words can not express the sadness we all feel. Know you all are in my prayers. I'll pray for strength in the coming weeks and months. ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: peggy hall - newnan, GA - cousin

“Dee and Ted,We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
35 of 35 | Posted by: Jim and Rae Hill - Newnan, GA

Howard Delane Fowler, 72, died Wednesday September 3, 2014 at The Willson Hospice House. Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00PM at First Baptist Church of Albany. Visitation will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 at Kimbrell-Stern from 5:00PM until 7:00PM. Dr. William "Butch" Knight will officiate.

Mr. Fowler was an Eagle Scout, was a member of the Order of the Arrow, and earned the Beaver Award. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Albany where he served as Deacon. He participated in several ministries at First Baptist Church including, Handyman Ministry, Bus Ministry, Counting Team, Camp Hawkins Mission Team and First Baptist Water Station coordinator for the Albany Marathon. Howard was a 1965 graduate of Auburn University where he received a degree in Textile Engineering and a graduate of Georgia Southwestern, earning his Masters in Business Administration. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hiking, kayaking, traveling, fly fishing and grilling, but his greatest love was God and his family.

He married the love of his life, Rachelle Reed Fowler. Howard and Rachelle met at First Baptist Church; they both attended the singles class at the church. At the time they met, Howard did not have custody of his two daughters who were 12 and 10 at the time and let her know custody of his girls was a priority. With her help, he was finally able to achieve that goal and on October 19, 1980, his girls came to live with him. The next year on June 27, 1981, Howard and Rachelle married and went on to have a wonderful life, with their marriage lasting 33 years. Their love for one another and the respect he had for his wife is an embodiment of how God intended marriage to be. Howard's life was lived by example. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle Delaney and Alice Joiner Fowler as well as an infant sister, Jackie Fowler.
Survivors include his wife, Rachelle Fowler of Albany, 2 daughters, Anissa Lane Fowler of Norcross, GA and Dee Glazier and her husband, Ted, of Newnan, GA, a foster daughter, Jamie Barcroft and her husband, Clay, of Jackson, TN, a sister, Linda McCord of Vidalia, GA, 2 grandchildren, Thomas Glazier and his wife, Lauren of Richmond, VA and Leah Glazier of Newnan, GA, special nieces and nephews, Lisa and Jon Spurlock of Decatur, AL, Johnathan Spurlock of Auburn, AL, Michael Reed of Moultrie, GA, Brian Reed of Winterville, GA and Walker McCord of Vidalia, GA. The family would also like to thank the nursing staff at Phoebe Putney Hospital as well as all the caregivers at The Willson Hospice House.

Memorials may be made to The Journey at First Baptist Church of Albany, 145 Oakland Parkway, Leesburg, GA, 31763 or to The Willson Hospice House 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707.

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