James William “Billy” Fowler, Jr., 89, of Spartanburg, SC, passed away peacefully Monday, December 26, 2022. Born July 14, 1933 in Spartanburg, SC, he was the son of the late James W. Fowler, Sr. and Enoma Polk Fowler.
Billy attended Fairforest High School, Spartanburg Methodist College, where he played basketball, and was a graduate of Wofford College.
He was the owner/operator of Fowler Brothers Cleaners and Laundry, he was also the former Fire Commissioner for North Spartanburg, and proud cleaner of the Carolina Panthers Football Team.
Billy loved hunting, flying airplanes, his grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was a member of First Baptist Church Arcadia of Spartanburg, where he served as a Deacon, and a member of Sandy Run Baptist Church in Hampton, SC.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Marion Grant Fowler; their sons, Jimmy Fowler (Joy), Barry Fowler, and Bruce Fowler (Christi); grandchildren Will Fowler (Nicole), Ben Fowler (Alicia), Meghan Scoggins (Jake), Michael Fowler (Lisa), Mollie Okeefe (Brandon), Sarah Jones (Dusten) and Victoria Simmons (Trey); great grandchildren, Drew Fowler, Grace Fowler, Matthew Fowler, Scott Fowler, Hope Fowler, Hudsen Jones, Sophia Jones and Amelia Simmons; nephew, Donald L. Fowler, Jr.; niece, Cissy Fowler; and sister-in-law, Carol Fowler.
Along with his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Kim Fowler McCraw, brother, Donald L. Fowler, Sr., and sister-in-law, Seppy Fowler.
Visitation will be 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2022 at First Baptist Church Arcadia, 241 Spring Street, Spartanburg, SC 29301. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. at the church, conducted by The Rev. Dr. James C. Hilton. Burial will be in Fort Prince Memorial Gardens, 125 Fort Prince Road, Wellford, SC 29385, with honors by the members of North Spartanburg Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Arcadia of Spartanburg, P.O. Box 25, Arcadia, SC 29320 or Sandy Run Baptist Church, 2100 Sandy Run Road, Hampton, SC 29924.
Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel