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James Dale Fowler

Graveside services for James Dale Fowler, 93, Blue Mound, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 2, 2023, at Shaver Campground Cemetery, Oxford, Arkansas, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Fowler passed away at 9:00 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2023, at his home.

He was born December 26, 1929, at West Plains, Missouri, to Reverend Claude Fowler and Vivian Marie Downen Fowler.  On September 24, 1949, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to LaVerne Bernice Franks, who preceded him in death December 9, 2014.  Mr. Fowler enjoyed life.  He was a truck driver and a jack of all trades.  He enjoyed tinkering and spending time outdoors.  Mr. Fowler loved his family.  He was an excellent father and a father-figure to many.

He is survived by two children, LaWanna VanderPluym, Blue Mound, Texas, and Jeffrey Alan Fowler and wife, Sally, Decatur, Texas; four grandchildren, Breanne VanderPluym, Megan VanderPluym, Heather Marie Fowler Russell, and Mandy Fowler Roberts; nine great-grandchildren, Jacob Russell, Andrew Russell, Madeline Brummet, Eleanore Brummet, Harrison Brummet, Paisley Brummet, Cadence Roberts, Colton Roberts, and Clayton Roberts; one sister, Carol Fowler, Ozark, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, and three sisters preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Shaver Campground Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.