Larry Carlton Fowler 88 went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 8, 2022. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was born August 29, 1934 in Charlotte, NC, the son of the late Ernest and Laura Fowler.
Larry graduated from Central High School in Charlotte, NC in 1954. He was then drafted by the US Army where he served 2 years as a driver of a armored personnel carrier.
After returning home from the Army he became employed with the City of Charlotte. He worked 33 years as a Charlotte Firefighter as a Engineer and also was the first driver of the “Jaws of Life” truck.
Larry was a member of Arlington Baptist Church in Mint Hill for 43 years. His strong faith in Jesus Christ and his church family were very important to him.
Larry grew up in North Charlotte. As a teen he was the 2nd President of the Charlotte Boys Optimist Club. Larry enjoyed playing sports and was a talented athlete. He played football and baseball at Central High School and later played football for the US Army team. As a Charlotte Firefighter he played on the men’s softball team where he played 3rd base.
Larry was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing on the pier at Kure Beach, NC. He loved spending time at his Kure Beach home with his wife Kay. He was known on the pier as “Whitey” which he received this name because of his white hair.
Larry was a perfectionist at anything he did. He loved gardening and took pride in his flowers and his beautiful yard.
Larry was a loving and devoted Husband to his wife Kay for 64 years and was a great Father to his 3 children. He was also a devoted grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved his family dearly. His giving nature and his compassionate and kind heart were his best qualities. He was known as Paw Paw to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
You could always count on him and Maw Maw being at most of his families sporting events and activities.
Larry met his wife Kay in 1957 and was soon married after that in 1958. Larry often told their love story of him falling in love with Kay the first time he saw her. He said her smile could light up a room and he knew he wanted to marry her the first time he saw her.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Laura Fowler and his grandson Danny King.
He is survived by his loving wife Kay of 64 years, son Mike Fowler (Chinae), daughters, Kim Stegall (Mark), Leslie Jackson (Wayne), grandchildren: Kevin Stegall, Ashley Painther (Brent), Laura Clark (Steve), Taylor Stegall, Michael King, David Fowler (Ashton), Jared King (Caroline), and Brandon Stegall (Abby), Great-grandchildren: Bryson, Cain, Ellie, Maddie, Emma, Maddox, McKinlee, Brooks, Rhett, Maddox and Dutton, Brother Jack Fowler and many nieces and nephews.
The service for Larry will be held at:
Arlington Baptist Church Family Life Center
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Visitation 2:00 pm, Service following at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to
Arlington Baptist Christian School Fund at