Ronald Glenn Fowler

May 6, 1946 - November 28, 2019
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Obituary for Lieutenant Colonel Ron Fowler

Ron Fowler passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at his home in Carnegie, OK. Ron was born May 6, 1946 in Tulsa, OK.

Ron attended Carnegie Public School graduating with the Class of 1964. Ron attended The University of Oklahoma graduating with a degree in Pharmacy. After graduation Ron joined the Air Force in 1970, then transferred to active duty in the Air National Guard in 1976. During his time in the guard he flew his C-130 in missions all over the world. He retired in 1996.

He was an active member of the Carnegie United Methodist Church. He also served on the Carnegie City Council and at one time was a Reserve Officer for the Carnegie Police Department.

After retirement, Ron enjoyed traveling with his wife Audrey, especially to Mexico each year. He also enjoyed spending time camping and fishing. He also looked forward to spending time with his Military family at the yearly fishing trip to Lake Texhoma. Ron was a proud father and grandfather who enjoyed spending his time with his sons, grandchildren, and family.

Survivors: wife, Audrey, and her extended family
3 sons, Ron & Ann Fowler, Payson, AZ
Charlie & Yvonne Fowler, Phoenix, AZ
John & Jennifer Fowler, Weatherford, OK
3 Grandchildren: A.J & Hailey Fowler, Fayetteville, NC
Davin Fowler, Mesa, AZ
Lily Fowler, Mesa, AZ
Sister: Sandra Mapp, Carnegie, OK

Many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death: Parents, Glenn & Zelpha Fowler, Aunt & Uncle, Faye & John Cowan.

Service Information

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 am

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Johnny Clinton
Carnegie, OK
Rest in peace Lt. Col.  Sure gonna miss you. Thanks for a lifetime of memories, from flying with you to Weatherford and Chickasha, to trips to the lake camping, to 30+ years of installing flags at the cemetery.  You Sir, were a true patriot, and will be forever remembered.  Thank you for your service. Rest now, your work on Earth is done.
Deanna Pierson
Watonga, OK
Rest in Peace
Connie Johnson
Carnegie, OK
Prayers to the family.
Brenda Tyler Rogers
Foss, OK
Thoughts and prayers for the Fowler family. RIP Ronnie.
Gena Gorman(Steckman)
Fort Cobb, OK
Prayers for the family.
Leota Brown
Anadarko, OK
Deepest sympathy in the loss of a great man who was willing to lay down his life for each of us.  Prayers for family
Max and Sue Yearwood
Eakly, OK
Thankful for Ronald's service.
Marilyn Schnabel
Carnegie, OK
RIP Ron, thank you for your service and dedication.  Lots of prayers for your family
jimmy boyd
carnegie, OK
I am so sorry for the families loss my thoughts and prayers are with yall
Charles and Ellen Leatherbury
Carnegie, OK
RIP Ron Fowler, losing a great man and a great pilot awesome man. Will be missed, prayers for the family
Debbie poorbuffalo
Carnegie, OK
Thank you for your service will be missed
Margaret Settle
Carnegie, OK
Loved Ron.  Such a wonderful man.  He will be greatly missed.
Gary Scott
Moore, OK
It was a great honor to work with and fly with you on our deployments and various missions while in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, 137th Airlift Wing.  You taught many young pilots with your wealth of knowledge.  RIP, LtCol Fowler. 

Gary B Scott, CMSgt (Ret), Aircraft Maintenance, OKANG
Ron Hays, CMSgt ( Ret), 185th Flight Engineer
Burleson, TX
So many memories from so many trips, watching you “ devour the young copilots” as you trained them to become confident pilots, the days & nights of bad weather, the sun rises & sun sets, the missions where if it
could go wrong it did, the good missions and the great missions.  Through it all, the good, the bad, the ugly thanks to you the missions were completed.
Tracy Spencer, Col (Ret), 185th Navigator
Edmond, OK
Thank you for your massive contributions in making the 185 TAS the best C-130 unit in the Air Force. I learned so much from you. Sorry I never made it out to a “Fowler’s Fish Camp”. Rest easy old man. Rest easy.
Michael H. Gilliland
Moore, OK
Rest in peace Ron. I flew many trips and locals with you. You were also with me in Desert Storm. I will miss you Command Chief Michael H. Gilliland
Eric Meyn
Oklahoma City, OK
I got to the 185th after you’d retired but I sure knew all about you from the stories! And I’m glad I got to meet you in the Caribbean! Rest In Peace, airlift warrior!
Stephen Pulley
Swansea, IL
Rest In Peace my dear friend! We had so many great times together, flying and at Fish Camp! Besides that, we could put on a great BBQ together! Your BBQ beans are world famous. You’ll always have a warm place in my heart! I’m sure you’re teaching the angels something about props. Enjoy soaring in heaven!
Steve Pulley, Col (Ret)
Sidney Macron
Highlands Ranch, CO
Ron will be missed, but not forgotten by his flying buddies.
Gary Hagan
Mustang, OK
Rest in Peace, friend.  Remembering any number of trips where you were in the Left Hand seat.  One such trip was to retrieve a repaired C-130 that was at Biggs AFB.  Standard trip down, pre-flight then back in the air with the repaired AC.  I was on headsets, when I heard your voice say, "Tell all those in back, we need to set down, and buckle up.  We did, and I heard you say, "Watch the speed"..Power was pulled and AC slowed, more, then as the pitch up was to the extreme, the nose fell thru and you said, "That's it, boys, looks like it's fixed" Always an education when you were the Pilot.  Rest easy, Col. See you later!! Gary Hagan, MSGT RET.
Cherry Bina
Blanchard, OK
Fly high Lt. Col Fowler, to one of the best C130 pilots in the 185th Oklahoma Air National Guard.
Retired MSgt Cherry Bina 137th Maintenance
Jr Toehay
Lawton, OK
First of all my prayers are with your family's it's been a great pleasure known you all theses years and it was an honor to work for you while you were on the council during my terms as chief of police we had a lot of great times and memories i will never forget your friendship until we me again rest in peace my brother love you
Lance Temple
Wichita Falls, TX
Ron, rest in peace, my friend.  Thank you for your service to our great country.  Prayers for your entire family! God bless you all.
Susan Clark
Carnegie, OK
Love and prayers
Tammy Guffee
Carnegie, OK
Many many prayers going out to all the family.
Connie Johnson
Carnegie, OK
A great guy.
Jim Jarvis, CMSgt. ( Ret) Chief Flight Engineer 185th TAS Okla Air Guard
Savoy, TX
Words cannot adequately describe Ron Fowler.  I flew with Ron often from the time he joined the OKANG. until he retired.  A great pilot, a patriot, a mentor to many and a true friend.  Keep the shiny side up Ron !
Bill Reedy
Carnegie, OK
Love & Prayers!!!
Bob Ravencamp
13535 SE 97th Terrace Road, Summerfield, FL
Ron, All the great memories-it's hard to believe you've moved on so soon, but heaven needed a good check pilot & true leader up there to get everything set-up and organized to pave the way for those of us left behind who will join you soon.  I'll miss you, but I'll feel better when my time comes knowing that you'll be there, ready to help me when I need it and show me what it takes to be somebody in the kingdom!
Danny & Denise Smith
Bridge Creek, OK
All the memories are priceless just knowing this rare Gem. Always had a smile for me and the stories ... oh lord the stories. Never heard one bad comment about this man. He was respected by all who knew him. Heaven gained a true Angel. God Speed Fowler and prayers to his family.
Bob Bentley
Oklahoma City, OK
Best C-130 pilot ever.
Barbara Kuykendall Hopkins
Fort Worth, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with the Fowler family. I have know Ronnie since first grade they the twelve . A couple of times when he was flying over Fort Worth I would talked to him over air traffic radio. May he RIP
Charlie ValBracht
Mustang, OK
One of the best pilots I ever flew with. Sorry I wasn't physically able to make the funeral. My sympathy to the family. He will be missed by all.
Joan and Audie Petrosky
Florence, AL
Sympathy and prayers to family and loved ones.
Jeff & Sandy Wood
Golden, CO
So sorry.  Our condolences.  We'll miss Ron in Mexico.
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