Fowler, David

David William Fowler

October 23, 1952 - September 1, 2019

David William Fowler left us unexpectedly on September 1, 2019.  Known by Bill or Billy to his family, Dave to his many friends and Mr. David to his co-workers and patients, he was just dad to us.  He arrived in the world on October 23, 1952 in West Virginia, but spent his early years in Circleville and then moved to Columbus, Ohio. David considered Circleville his home.  He graduated in 1971 from South High School and began working for Federal Glass and worked there until they closed their doors around 1980.  Then he began his second career and found his calling in Occupational Therapy.  David found his joy in working with children and excelled in the field.  He continued working with children until his early retirement due to health issues in 2017. David was admired by everyone he worked with and his “children” will miss him.

He moved to Texas in 1983 with his family to follow his dream of working with disabled children. In 2000 he moved to West Palm Beach, Florida to follow his dream of living close to the ocean and he continued his work with children. David made many friends and helped too many children to count.  In 2007 he moved back to Texas to be closer to his children and grandchildren.  His greatest joy in life was the time he spent with his daughter, son, grandchildren and great grandson. David was always ready to go shopping, take a trip to the zoo or his special favorite, a run to the flea market, but he was just as happy hanging out with them at home.  His presence in their lives will be missed greatly, but his memory will live on.  David will be remembered for his sense of humor, his generosity and most of all his unconditional love.

He leaves to mourn his passing his daughter and son-in-law, Shawna and Chris Kuntz; son, Jason Fowler and his fiancée, Julia; grandchildren, Nic Fowler, Josh Chapman, Connor, Ryan, Olivia and Fannin Fowler; great grandson, Silas Fowler; and his sisters, Lisa Locklear and Sharon Cox.  Plus, many, many co-workers, family and friends.

David was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Goldie and his mother, Helen.

In true David fashion, he did not want a funeral; he wanted his family and friends to gather and have a laugh and remember his life.  To honor those wishes a memorial gathering will be on September 14, 2019 at the home of his son, Jason.  Please join us between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. at 1606 Kindred Lane, Richardson, Texas 75080 for laughter, memories and maybe a few tears. 

We love you, Dad.  Fly high and be free!

Memorial donations may be made to Bryan’s House in David’s memory.  Bryan’s House is an organization that assists special needs kids in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

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David was one of the kindest, compassionate men that I have ever had the pleasure to work with at Royal Palm in Florida. He was sorely missed and irreplaceable when he left for Texas. He will always be remembered. RIP David.
Karen Drouin, September 6, 2019 Laughter, dedication, compassion, those are just a very few words that describe my working relationship with David. We would work diligently to find a method for a disabled child to use technology as a means of communicating and learning. After many trials, we thought we found the perfect fit, only to discover that it didn't work as we dreamed it would. So back to the drawing board, but never with anger or frustration. I KNEW I could count on David's indominatable determination and kindness to solve any problem we encountered when working with very special children. I am fortunate to have known him, and even though it has been many years since we worked together, he will always be woven within my best memories of our time together at Royal Palm School.
Linda Laverty, September 5, 2019 I worked with David for many years at Royal Palm School. His personality was the best, he was always happy and smiling. He always laughed at my humor. He came to visit at school last year so I'm glad I was able to see him. I have an old picture of him in a superman costume when we were allowed to dress up. He often spoke of his grandchildren and showed off their pictures. May the special memories you shared as a family comfort you and bring solace during this trying time.
Gerri cummings, September 5, 2019 David's hard work and dedication to his job went above and beyond. I loved every minute of working with him. He taught me so much! His sense of humor was the best! He will be greatly missed by so many!
Marni Fink, September 5, 2019 Omg I’m so sorry. He was a great teacher and friend. I knew him for so many years. RIP my friend, amen. You're in the Lord's hands now.
Sarah white/ goodfriend , September 5, 2019 Shawna, you and your entire family have my deepest sympathies. Sounds like a pretty amazing man! Thinking of you. Karen Smith, September 5, 2019