Ormond beach, fl Charles Fowler Obituary
November 27, 1913 – March 26, 2019
Charles (Ray) Fowler, 105, of Palm Coast, Florida,
was called to eternal life with Christ on March 26, 2019.
A funeral service with military honors will be held at
11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Shepherd of
the Coast Lutheran Church, 101 Pine Lakes Parkway,
Palm Coast, Florida, with the Rev. William Douthwaite, III,
Prior to the funeral service, a viewing will be held from
10:00 – 11 a.m. in the chapel at Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church.
Entombment will be at Craig Flagler Palm Cemetery, in Palm Coast, with his final
resting place to be Volusia Memorial Park Mausoleum in Ormond Beach.
Ray Fowler was born November 27, 1913, in Chicago, Illinois, son of Charles O. and
Marie (Schimmel) Fowler. When he was 12, he moved to Washington D.C. Ray
graduated from the University of Maryland for both his undergraduate and law
He was a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and was admitted to
practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ray was drafted into World War II and fought under the direction of the 3rd Army
commanded by General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge (Ardennes Campaign) and
Rhineland Campaign. He was awarded numerous medals for valor including the
French Legion of Honor.
Ray continued to serve our country for almost 40 years of federal service concluding
his civil service career as an administrative law judge for the U.S. Trademark Office.
He married Dora E. Burger in 1957, at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Chicago, Illinois. Dora and Ray lived in Silver Spring, Maryland, until they retired in
1982, at which time they moved to Palm Coast, Florida.
Ray’s love for the Lord was evident his entire life, whether it be teaching Sunday
School, serving on the evangelism committee, elector, elder, usher or call
committee, as he served in many church offices in our Lutheran Church-Missouri
Synod. He was one of the founding members of the Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran
Church. Ray was President of Palm Coast Lions Club and was a member of the
local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans and Post 115 of the American
Surviving are his children, Paul (Mary) Fowler and Anita Michael. Also surviving are
Ray’s three grandchildren, Christina Fowler, Laura (Mike) Holder, and Joshua
Fowler, all of whom are children of Paul and Mary Fowler.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, parents, and sister, Marion
Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Bible Translators, P.O. Box 789,
205 S. Main St., Concordia, MO 64020.