James ‘Jim’ Duke Fowler, 78, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, surrounded by his faithful and loving family.
Jim, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a longtime member of Apex Baptist Church, touched many lives and was an example to those by the way he lived his life.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Annette Fowler.
He is survived by his 5 children: Kathy Robinson and husband, Scott of Apex; son, Ron Fowler and wife, Shari of Garner; son, Don Fowler and wife, Pam of Apex; daughter, Kim Brodhead of Apex, and son, Jim Fowler of Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Mary Holloway, Clara Underwood, Sherry Ross, Pat Fowler and Millie Fowler; nine grandchildren: Amity Robinson, Scott Robinson, Austin Fowler, Whitley Fowler, Caleb Fowler, Christian Fowler, Micah Fowler, Nick Fowler and Aaron Brodhead, and 3 step-grandchildren: Jessica, Luke and Brad Van Hulst and his very special friend, Jean Glimpse.
Jim will be greatly missed and most remembered for being the sweetest, most kind-hearted man, husband, dad, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Saturday, March 21 at Apex Baptist Church in the fellowship hall, 110 S Salem Street, Apex, NC 27502.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held 3:00 pm Sunday, March 22 at Apex Baptist Church. Burial will follow Monday, March 23 at 11 am, Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
One of Jim’s favorite Bible verses: Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.
Condolences may be made at bryan-leefuneralhome.com