Neill Fowler, 90 of Madisonville, passed away Jan. 4, 2018, at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 7, at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. Dennis Ivey officiated the service, and interment followed in the Madisonville Cemetery.
Neill Fowler was born on April 18, 1927, in Van, to Oadus Francis and Martha (Neill) Fowler. He grew up in Van and joined the Merchant Marines at the end of World War II. He worked as a district gauger foreman for Pure Oil Co. and moved to Madison County in 1962.
There was essentially nothing that Neill wasn’t interested in. He was an absolute lover of nature, animals and plants alike, and knew a lot about zoology and botany. For not attending college, Neill was extremely knowledgeable about a lot of things. Neill was an avid collector of many objects including arrowheads, pocket knives, pocket watches and numerous antiques. He founded The Fowler Folsom Site, an Indian artifact site in Colorado. Neill also enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an excellent domino player.
Neill was preceded in death by both of his parents; a sister, Delores Washmon; and a grandson, Kevin Hendrix. Surviving family members include wife, Pat Fowler of Madisonville; daughters, Lynn King (Lynn) of Bryan and Lea Hendrix (Eric) of Yukon, Okla.; grandchildren, Reece Dunn (Jessica), Angie Guidry (Lee), Wes Dunn, Matt Dunn (Jennifer), Jamie Dunn (Courtney), Kalyn Estrada (Alex) and Erica Hendrix; and great-grandchildren, Trinity Dunn, Kendall Dunn, Lyndie Dunn, Kaden Dunn, Maddie Guidry, Nathan Guidry, Luke Dunn, Claire Dunn, Katelynn Dunn, Jett Dunn, Xavier Estrada, Sophia Estrada, Aurora Estrada and Kevin Estrada.
Pallbearers were Reece Dunn, Wes Dunn, Matt Dunn, Jamie Dunn, Lee Guidry and Alex Estrada.
Arrangements were under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com.