Robert Shawn Fowler, 48, of Calhoun died January 26, 2021 in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Shawn was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 6, 1973, son of Dorothy Underwood Fowler and the late William Larry Fowler. In addition to his father, his mother-in-law, Marty McKinnon in October of 2020, preceded him in death. He was a man who loved his family and cherished the moments spent with them, He was a member of the 1991 graduating class of Coosa High School where he excelled in Football, which earned him an offer to play at the college level with the University of Kentucky. Shawn chose to enter the work force and help support his parents, he was the youngest manager for Office Depot in Dalton at the age of 24, later he joined the Loves Travel Stop Corporation and climbed the corporate ladder and became the Florida State Manager of Loves Travel Stops, Inc. He and his family currently owned and operated the Bargain Depot in Calhoun, he loved to cook, enjoyed tinkering on automobiles just to teach his son, he loved to travel all over the world with his family, he was an avid scuba diver and taught many of his friends and was a scuba instructor for the YMCA.
Survivors include, his wife, Raye McKinnon Fowler to whom he was married for 18 years; children, Nate Fowler, Dean Evans and Emma Evans; mother, Dorothy Underwood Fowler, sister, Laurie Fowler Hall; nephews, Jacob Hall and Keilan Hall; father-in-law, Roger Loel McKinnon; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and Jerry Pruett; aunt, Johnette Underwood; several cousins, along with other relatives.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 2nd at Rock Bridge Community Church, 905 Curtis Parkway, Calhoun, GA 30701 between the hours of 4:00 PM until the service hour of 6:00 PM. Rev. Tim Langston and Rev. Fred McCoy will officiate. Stephen Hare and Ben Honeycutt will arrange music. A private graveside service will follow on Wednesday at Fain Cemetery. Pallbearers serving will include; Nathan Serritt, Kevin Couch, Keith Youngblood, Jose Perez, Matt McKinnon, Chris Yearwood, Barry Casey, and Jeff Turner. Michael Abrams will serve as honorary pallbearer.
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