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Fowler February 22, 1931 - September 24, 2016
Billy Edward Fowler, age 85, of Norman OK, passed away September 24, 2016. He was born February 22, 1931, in Waxahachie, Tx, to Willy Fowler and Ruby Loraine Wood Fowler. Bill is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jo, of the home; three sons and three daughters, Bill Fowler Jr., Mike Fowler and wife Terri, David Fowler and wife Pam, Pam Washam, Marsha McGuire, and Suzy Fowler Griffin and husband Don; 11 grandchildren, Ryan Gage, Jonathan Fowler and wife Natalie, Will Fowler and wife Kathy, Joshua Fowler, Casady Fowler, Dylan Fowler and wife Zelda, Shiloh McGuire, Cody McGuire, Stephanie Griffin, Michelle Griffin, and Jennifer Griffin; nine great grandchildren, Leanna, Lucy, Bobby, and Lilly Fowler, Winnie and Ezra Fowler, Freedom Gage, Wyatt Fowler, and Lexington McGuire; and a host of other loving family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents. Bill was a true gentleman and self-taught success. He found his calling and passion in the car business becoming a successful auto dealer. After founding Fowler Toyota of Norman in 1973, he and his partners Mike and Don would go on to grow the business to over 600 employees in the Oklahoma and Colorado markets. He enjoyed spending his time reading anything he could get his hands on, and spending time with his family. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, who all knew him as a world champion checkers player, telling stories and sharing wisdom. An eternal optimist, he always looked for good in others and wanted the best for those around him. Visitation for Bill will be from 1:00PM till 8:00pm Tuesday September 27th at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman. Services to honor Bills life will be held at 2p, Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, at Bridgeview United Methodist Church, 4300 W. Indian Hills Rd, Norman Ok. Flowers can be sent to Havenbrook Funeral Home at 3401 Havenbrook St, Norman, OK 73072. To leave online condolences please visit www.havenbroookfuneralhome.com
Published on September 26, 2016
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