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In Honor of George Fowler Jr.

Created by Allison Fowler

George Fowler Jr.

Help us honor our loved one while making a difference in myeloma research.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), along with its research and medical industry partners, has fueled more studies, initiated more trials, developed more treatments, introduced more medicines, and have had a far greater impact than any other organization on myeloma. While the MMRF has made enormous progress, they still have much to do and cannot continue to do great research without your support.

Please consider joining me to fight multiple myeloma. Together we can make a difference.

George Fredrick Fowler Jr., son of the late George and Rosie Fowler Sr. was born on July 7, 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland. “Freddie” as he was known to his family, was a man of extraordinary distinction, relentless faith, and uncommon valor. He lived his life by the simple creed, “May the Work I Have Done Speak for Me.” George made the most of his time here on earth and it was these words that became the driving force behind his many noteworthy accomplishments.

George made an early mark on this world as a good student and standout athlete at Edmondson Senior High School in Baltimore. There he participated in both varsity wrestling and football. George often recounted the fact that his high school football team never lost a regular season game while he played. It was at Edmondson that he met the love of his life Joyce Nina (Henson) Fowler.

After his graduation in 1966, George immediately enlisted in the United States Army where he served until June of 1970. A designated Sharp Shooter, George rose quickly through the ranks to Sergeant in November of 1968. He took great pride in his military service, most especially the year he spent in the Vietnam War where he earned numerous commendations including the Vietnam Service Medal and the Bronze Star for distinguished acts of bravery, during the 1969 TET Counter-offensive. George was particularly proud of the fact that he never lost a man under his leadership while at war. All his life, George expressed his appreciation for the special kinship that he had with those who served this great country. In July of 1970, George received an early honorable discharge to pursue higher education at the prestigious RETS Electronics Institute. The skills he learned at RETS, along with the leadership skills he gained in military service would launch a long and impressive career where he would later go on to become a Production Supervisor at the General Electric Corporation, a Manager for the Development of Top Secret Military Submarine Simulation Technology at Link Simulations, and a Project Manager tracking domestic and military aircraft at ARINC. He was also an entrepreneur having started numerous small businesses under the moniker Fowler Enterprises.

Before starting his career, George had one more mission, and that was to marry his High School Sweetheart Joyce. The two were married on November 15, 1969 at Baltimore’s New Shiloh Baptist Church of Christ. The two were married for 47 years, and had three sons: George F. Fowler III, Jeffrey N. Fowler, and Corey J. Fowler. George was a loving husband and devoted father who loved to share experience and his knowledge with his family. He and Joyce were inseparable. They spent the majority of their time participating in family activities, pursuing their various hobbies, and of course in service to the Lord.

George truly enjoyed the outdoors and loved to spend time camping and fishing with his family. He also participated as a Scout Leader and Baseball Coach for his boys. His boys often spoke of hearing his voice shouting instructions from the sidelines, well into their adult years. George had numerous hobbies from building and construction, electronics repair, short wave radio, photography, tending to his antique model train collection and to his passion for raising birds. In addition, to breeding Love Birds, few people know that this interest for birds began in George’s youth when he spent a large portion of his time breeding and racing Carrier Pigeons. Then he would ride his bike between his parent’s home in Baltimore and BWI airport just to watch them fly.

George was a devoted man of God. It was his relentless faith and passion to serve that led him and Joyce to become Deacons at Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ in 1990. For many years, he was an active participant in the church’s activities from community support to leading the local scout troop. Later, they decided to return to New Shiloh to be at the church where they were married.

In 2005, George was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Despite enduring more than 12 years of often painful treatments, his faith never waned. He participated in trials for countless experimental treatments, not only to prolong his own life, but also to help others suffering with the same debilitating disease. George was extremely aware of the significant role that his personal battle with cancer would have in helping to eventually find a cure. He often spoke of the contributions of Henrietta Lacks and said that he hoped that his struggle would prove to be just as beneficial as hers.

On July 30, 2017 George departed this earthly existence, with his wife and family at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving wife Joyce Fowler, three sons: George III (Allison), Jeffrey (Rashanikka), Corey (Christine); eight grandchildren: Lyric, Bryce, Corey Jr., Cinzia, Chloe, Trinity, Charlee, and Sydney; four siblings: Clarence, Marie, Marion, and Michael and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving relatives and friends.

Guest Book

$475

Donations

1. Nick Griffin
2. Walter
Falling is within each flower's essence. Rest in peace George...
3. The King Family (Jen, Jeremy, Jude and Eva)
In loving memory of a wonderful man. Much love and aloha to your family.
$50.00
4. Mario Roa
$25.00
5. Briwns
$50.00
6. Megan Benavides
To celebrating a beautiful life, well lived.
$100.00
7. Karen Costa
In Memory of George Fowler Jr
$50.00
8. George and Allison Fowler
Love you dad! We are going to keep up the fight in your memory.