Rudolph D. Fowler, of Shallotte, died Tuesday Aug. 18, 2015, at Novant Health Brunswick Care Center. He was 85.
He was born on Oct. 18, 1929, the son of the late Olin Benton and Oddie Fowler, and was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife Lorretta Hewett Fowler.
Mr. R.D. was a member of Harvest Fellowship Pentecostal Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Surviving are his children, Rudy Fowler, of the home, Janice Simmons, of Ash, Steve Fowler and wife Donna, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Dale Fowler and wife Debi, also of Ash; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte Chapel, 3660 Express Drive. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Harvest Fellowship Pentecostal Church, with Pastor Tom Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Griffin Cemetery in Ash.
Pallbearers will be David Fowler, Matthew Simmons, Michael Simmons, Abraham Bland, Nick Atkinson and Joe Bland.
Please leave online condolences for the family at White Funeral and Cremation Service.
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