Dr. John R. Fowler

July 01, 1919 ‒ January 19, 2010

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Dr. John R. Fowler, DDS, age 90, of Mount Vernon died on Tuesday morning, January 19, 2010 in the Palliative Care Unit at Knox Community Hospital. He was born on July 1, 1919 in Mount Vernon, a son of the late Lewis and Edna (Porter) Fowler.

After graduation from high school, Dr. Fowler enlisted in the United States Army, serving with the 88th Division, Field Artillery and receiving the Bronze Star for action under fire during World War Two. Dr. Fowler then served in the Korean Conflict and retired from the United States Air Force Reserves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Fowler attended Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry in 1951. He practiced dentistry in Mount Vernon from 1954 until his retirement in 1984. Dr. Fowler was a member, past deacon and past elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon. Was a member of the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club, a life member of the Ohio and American Dental Associations.

Dr. Fowler is survived by his sons, Dr. John C. (Marcie) Fowler of Mount Vernon, Charles (Nanette) Fowler of Dublin, and Scott (Gina) Fowler of Tabernacle, New Jersey; four grandchildren and two step grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Dr. Fowler was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Betsy” Fowler; sisters, Rena Welker, Ruth Smith, Virginia Curtis, Lucy Biggs, and Hazel McFarland; and brothers, Raymond, Kenneth, and Floyd Fowler and also an infant brother Lewis Fowler.

A service celebrating the life of Dr. John R. Fowler will be Saturday at 1pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 102 North Gay Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 with Rev. Jonathan Fettig officiating. Private burial, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will be in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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