Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Fowler

July 23, 1936 ~ September 26, 2019 (age 83)


Dr. Marvin L. Fowler, 83, of Harrison, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Dr. Fowler was called into the ministry in the early 1960’s and served as pastor at Salem Road Baptist (Rossville, GA) Temple Baptist (Athens, TN) Welcome Valley Baptist (Chattanooga) Beulah’s Chapel (Flatrock, AL) Mt. Olive Baptist (Rossville, GA) East Cleveland Baptist (Cleveland, TN) and Pleasant Hill Baptist (Chattanooga).

He received his Doctorate of Ministry Degree from the Covington Theological Ministry.

He is the son of the late Lee Fowler and Robbie Shahan and was preceded in death by his son and daughter in law, Donnie and Sheila Fowler; brother, Ernie Fowler; and his loving terrier ix, Misty.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley Goodner Fowler; daughters, Sharon (James Jr.) Hastings, Ider, AL and Christy Wimpee, Chattanooga;  son, Greg Randall (Jaton) Fowler, Crossville, TN;  three sisters, Robin Brubaker, Winterhaven, FL, Marlene Gentry, Wilmington, DE and Ginni Kizer, Lewes Beach, DE;  six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 29th at 2 pm in the chapel with Rev. George Ashburn, Rev. Fred Russell and Rev. Danny Roberts officiating.   Burial will follow at McInturff Cemetery, Birchwood.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Murray, Chris Criswell, Mark Wimpee, Dwight Henley, Taylor Fowler and Cody Gregg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Rd., Suite 102, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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The family will receive friends Saturday from 2-8 pm and Sunday from 12 pm until 2 pm at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.




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September 28, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Chattanooga, TN

September 29, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Chattanooga, TN 37421

Funeral Service
September 29, 2019

2:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home Chapel - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

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