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David Charles “Charlie” Fowler, Sr., 90, also known as “Shorty” or “Pops” died July 15, 2021 in his Roanoke Rapids home.


He was born in Rockingham County, NC on September 6, 1930, the son of Marvin S. and Ora Glasgow Fowler, both of whom preceded him in death.  

His wife, Thelma; sister, Elizabeth Gardner; brothers, Marvin S. Fowler and John A. Fowler; granddaughter, Crystal Fowler; and step-son, Larry Smith, also preceded him in death.

Charlie served his country, enlisting in the US Navy at an early age.  

He was an active member in the Roanoke Valley Veterans Museum; AmVets; and American Legion Shaw-May Post 38.  He retired from Vepco after 39 years of service.  Charlie loved Myrtle Beach and being around the water.  He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Left behind to cherish his memory are two sons, David C. Fowler, Jr., and Joe A. Fowler; step-sons, Bennie Smith, his two children, and his grandchildren; Bruce Smith, and his daughter; grandchildren, Madison Fowler and Matthew Fowler; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson.   

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.  Charlie will be cremated, and no additional services are planned at this time. 

Memorial contributions may be sent to American Legion Shaw-May Post 38,  717 American Legion Rd, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.

The online guest book may be signed at hockadayfs.com

Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.