Maylon Ray Fowler, 78, of Cleveland, passed away Friday evening, July 26, 2013, at the family residence.
He was the son of the late Jewel Elizabeth Ferguson Fowler and Willie Wright Fowler. He was preceded in death by sister, China Adams; his brothers: Edward, Mitchell and Quinton Fowler; and his stepson, C. C. Conway.
He was a well-known school bus contractor for the Bradley County School system.
He loved music and along with his brother, Edward, they would travel and sing. He loved playing the guitar, traveling and being with his family. He directed music in various churches and held numerous singing schools during his life. He was a loving husband, father and papaw! He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Conway Fowler of Cleveland; his daughter, Sharon Fowler Bratta and her husband, Bob, of Knoxville; his son, Faron Fowler and his wife, Kim, of Hendersonville, N. C.; his stepdaughter, Julie Conway Crockett and her husband, Travis, of Chattanooga; his stepsons: Joe Conway and his wife, Sharon, of Cleveland, George Conway and his wife, Nicole, of McDonald; his grandchildren: Jamey Williams and his wife, Audrey, of Cleveland, Nikki Bratta Hickman and her husband, Dan, of Knoxville and their son, Nate, and daughter, Mollie, Robby Bratta and Christopher Bratta, both of Knoxville, Wendy Fowler Hudson of Hendersonville, N.C., her daughter, Danika, Rachael Faison and her husband, Rusty, and their son, Colton, also of Hendersonville; his stepgrandchildren: Ian and Hannah Conway, Brandon, Sean, Emily and Annie Conway all of Cleveland, Bailey and Allie Hannah of Chattanooga; his sisters: Betty Smith and her husband, Odell, of Dalton, Verna Lee Millsaps and Charlotte Brown of Cleveland, Janice Tatum and her husband, Bill, also of Cleveland, Trunisia Ownby and her husband, Melvin, of Crandell, Ga., Elaine Whaley and her husband, Wayne, of Old Fort and Judy Burns and her husband, Tommy, of Cohutta; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted Monday evening, July 29, 2013, at 6 from the First Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Gibson and Rodney Fitzgerald officiating.
Interment will follow in the Boanerges Baptist Church Cemetery with grandsons and stepgrandsons Jamey Williams, Robby Bratta, Christopher Bratta, Brandon Conway, Ian Conway, Sean Conway and Bailey Hannah serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes.
You may share condolences and your memories with the Fowler family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.