Shawnee resident Bill Fowler, 85, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at his home.

Shawnee resident Bill Fowler, 85, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at his home.

The family will be at Walker Funeral Service on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. to receive friends.

Services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery.

Bill was born Jan. 9, 1933, near Meeker to Johnny Elva Fowler and Hazel Victoria (Martin) Fowler.

He married Joanna (Shorney) on Aug. 17, 1951.

Bill worked as a farmer for most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, great-grandsons: Dayton Gage and Dax Garrett, and a brother: Erdis Elvis Fowler.

He is survived by four sons: Bill Daniel Fowler and wife Michin of Shawnee, David Joel Fowler of Shawnee, Michael Duane Fowler and wife Mary of Meeker, and John Douglas Fowler and wife Cindy of Shawnee; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one on the way; sisters-in-law: Mildred Fowler of Meeker, Bernice Rose of Shawnee, and Catherine Shorney of Shawnee; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.