CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Arthur John Fowler, 84, of Clarksville, Tenn., died May 25, 2009, at Gateway Medical Center.
He was born May 30, 1924, in Walthill, Neb., son of the Rev. William Arthur Fowler and Hazel Faye Fowler. Arthur was proud of the fact that he was the first white baby born in the hospital on the Indian Reservation where his father was the minister. Arthur served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a T/Sgt. with the 15th Air Force, 485th Heavy Bomb Group, 829th Squadron; and was flight engineer on the B-24 Liberator plane. He was active in the 485th Bomb Group reunions held yearly at various locations around the country. He was a retired printer with Globe Printing.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Fowler; son, Jeff (Muriel) Emery of Arizona; daughter, Christina Kay (John) Searfoss of Clarksville, Tenn.; brother, Glenn Fowler of Massachusetts; sister, Shirley Dolenski of Illinois; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Virginia Michael.
A memorial service was May 29 at Neal-Tarpley Chapel, with the Rev. B.J. Brack officiating. Online condolences can be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.