Cecil W. Fowler, 86, of Linton passed away at 1 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 at St. Mary's Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Mich.
He was born April 2, 1920 in Chattanooga, Tenn., to William Jack and Belle (Barnhan) Fowler.
A U.S. Navy veteran of U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1942-44, he retired after 18 years as senior engineer of plant layout for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich. Also, he was a life-time member and 32nd degree Mason of St. Joseph Lodge No. 45 F&AM and Scottish Rite of South Bend and a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mamie K. (Byarley) Fowler, of Linton; daughters, Alice Lynn of Nashville, Tenn. and Karen Fenner of South Bend; sons, Cecil W. Fowler Jr. of Canton, Mich. and Kevin R. Fowler of Big Rapids, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Eddie Fowler and one brother, Kenneth Fowler.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. today at McClannahan-Lee Funeral Home in Jasonville with Pastor Sam Bush officiating. Burial will be in Tennessee/Georgia Memorial Cemetery at Rossville, Ga.