James Melvyn Fowler

Published 1:09 pm Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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James Melvyn Fowler, 78, of Victoria, Va. joined his family in Heaven on February 28, 2020.

Son of the late Purless L. Fowler and Laura Driskill Fowler; brother of the late Raymond Lester Fowler, P.A. Fowler and Joyce Ann F. Parsons.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beth G. Fowler; his son, Tim Fowler (Becky) of Kenbridge; his daughter, Tammie King of Victoria; three grandchildren, Madison King, Chris Fowler and Savanna Fowler; two sisters, Christine Price of Farmville and Lois DeHart (Arlen) of Wilmington, NC.

Melvyn was a US Air Force Vietnam Veteran and a member of the Virginia Army National Guard. He retired from Virginia Army National Guard MATES Division as a communications specialist and from the town of Victoria as a wastewater treatment plant operator. He was a former Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, fishing, boating and watching his grandchildren play ball.

Memorial services were held Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. in the Victoria Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to: Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G. Street NW, Suite 700,Washington, DC. 20005. Online condolences may be made at www.staplesfh.com

Clark-Staples Funeral Home served the family.