Alfred R. Fowler, Jr.

July 07, 1938 ‒ January 16, 2021

Perrysville, Ohio

Perrysville: Alfred R. Fowler, Jr., 82, died at home January 16, 2021 in Perrysville, Ohio.  His final days were spent surrounded by his family and friends.

Al was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Lucas, Ohio and the Lucas Community Food Pantry.  He was a US veteran of the Navy and Marines.

Al was an artist and inventor with his iron working abilities.  His interest included fishing, reading, gardening, rose-gardening, and blacksmithing.

He spent 30 years of his life as a farrier and blacksmith.  The next 30 years as a station and relief manager for Swifty Gas Stations.  He worked up to his final days at the Lucas Community Food Pantry.

Al is survived by his wife of 55 years Mary (Long) Fowler; son Dana Fowler and daughter Tara Fowler both of Las Vegas.  Half brothers Terry Fowler and Stan Fowler both of Crestline; half-sisters Barbie of Cygnet and Edie of Norwalk; as well as his two faithful four legged companions, Mr. Lion and Short Short.

In lieu of flowers his family asks for all donations to go to, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church or the Lucas Community Food Pantry.

A celebration of Life will be held at the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 4065 Mt. Zion Road, Lucas, Ohio 44843, on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10 am.

The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving the Fowler family and online condolences may be made by visiting:

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  • So sorry to hear this. My sympathies and prayers to your family. I will not be able to attend the service as I try to stay home during this pandemic. It’s all in God’s plan, thus we must celebrate knowing that your loved one is pain-free forevermore.

  • Prayers for Al’s family. He was our blacksmith for years when I was a kid. He was on time and always had a cup of coffee, no matter how hot is was out. He sure liked to tell a joke or two. What a nice man.

  • I am deeply saddened by the loss of a good man and friend. My condolences and love to Mary and family. From Alex and Steve

  • To Mary Fowler and family’s , sorry for your loss, sending our prayers and love for your Dad and eternal light shine upon him🙏🙏🙏🙏.

  • Mary, Dana, and Tara
    I was truly saddened to hear about Al. He was the best thing that happened to me when I worked at Swifty’s. Al was just a great hard working man. He loved Blacksmithing. He loved interacting with people. And he loved his family. My condolences to all of you. May God Bless you all.

  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Umcle Junior… Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. We hope God blesses, comforts, and gives you strength during this difficult time. – Angela Woodward & Melanie Fitch – Ashland County Cancer Association

    (Matthew 5:4) “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
    (Psalm 34:18) “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”