Thomas Charles Fowler,
August 7, 1946 -
October 28, 2017
We have lost another
great friend and fellow AMT. Tom was a LIFETIME CHARTER member of
the Airborne Maintenance Technician Association.
Tom is another one of those friends
that will definitely be missed. Most of us have known Tom for the
better part of 50 years.
Thomas Charles Fowler Jr. of Georgetown,
Texas, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the age of 71.
Thomas was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Thomas Charles Fowler Sr.
and Sarah Rose Cutugno. He joined the Air Force in 1964, and served
bravely in the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the Air Medal. He met
his wife Sharon in San Angelo, Texas where they were married. They were
stationed in Japan where they had their two children, Teresa and Thomas.
a member of the Electronic Security Command and was stationed and
re-stationed around the world with a very close group of lifelong
friends, who became his extended family. His next few assignments took
him to Offutt AFB in Nebraska, Eielson AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska, and
finally Kelly AFB in San Antonio, Texas. There, Thomas retired from the
Air Force as a S/MSgt after Honorably serving 22 years.
spent the next 21 years working as a Logistics Engineering Manager for
Lockheed Martin, first in Austin, Texas, and then transferring in 1995
to Denver, Colorado. In 2006, he retired again and was able to spend
more time cruising, RVing, and traveling the world. In 2011, Thomas and
his wife Sharon moved to Georgetown, TX to be closer to family.
was always very active in and devoted to the Catholic Church, and
continuously gave back to the church and his community through his
involvement in The Knights of Columbus since 1982. In 1983, he became a
4th Degree Knight, and in 1987 he had the privilege to serve in the
Honor Guard leading the procession when Pope John Paul II celebrated
mass in San Antonio. Through the years, Thomas has held many positions
in The Knights including: Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator, District
Deputy, Financial Secretary, and many others. Since moving to
Georgetown, Thomas has also become involved in the American Legion.
Fowler is survived by his wife, Sharon (Rood) Fowler; siblings Bridget
Boyd, Robert and his wife Sharon, and Sara Jean and her husband Richard
Maggard; children Teresa and Thomas and his wife Cindi; grandchildren
Cotonya and husband James Sifford; and great-grandchildren Johnathan
Liles Kennedy, Charlie William Sifford, and Caitlyn Elizabeth Sifford;
other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of St David’s
Georgetown Hospital and Austin Cancer Center of Georgetown for all the
care and comfort they provided to Thomas.
“GG” Fowler will always be remembered for his love, support, and
guidance. He was a man loved by all. As a beloved husband, father,
grandfather and great grandfather, our hearts are with him. We will miss
and love him forever.
will take place on Thursday, November 2nd from 5:00 to 6:00pm followed
by a Rosary from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the Ramsey Funeral Home in
Georgetown, Texas. Funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 3rd at
1:30pm at St. Helen Catholic Church, with the burial immediately
following at Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery, also in Georgetown, Texas.
of flowers, the family requests Memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s
Children’s Research Hospital in his name.
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Palmer and Tom
kicking back 2011 Reunion
||Tom & Sharon
enjoying breakfast with friends
||Tom & Sharon both
looking very sharp