Pratt - John Dean Fowler, 81, passed away peacefully with family by his side on January 29, 2017 at Pratt Rehab and Residence Center.
He was born in Ponca City, OK on March 20, 1935 to Daniel Benjamin and Flora Mae (Hood) Fowler. He attended K-12 in Foraker, OK and then went to Central Christian College in Edmond, OK and Oklahoma University. John toured Germany at Uncle Sam’s request with the Red Stone Missile. After coming home, he worked with harvest crews from Texas to Canada and then, later, raised greyhound racing dogs in Colorado. John was instrumental in opening the Sonic Drive-In in Pratt in 1968 where he met his future wife, Georgie Ann (Hearn). They married on January 17, 1969. John worked at Hearn Sales and Service for many years, later working at Roth Equipment and Pratt Community College.
John was active in the Pratt Community. He was a member of the Reputables singing group, coached little league baseball, was a member of the First United Methodist Church and sang in the choir and contemporary Praise Team. John was also a member of the Oddfellows Lodge, Lions Club and the Township 12 Fire Department.
Survivors include wife, Georgie; son, Dr. John Wakon (Brenda)Fowler of Pratt; daughter, Rachel Fowler of Kansas City, MO; and three grandchildren, Evan, Emma and Elly Fowler; one brother, Ben (Janet) Fowler of Bentonville, AR, two sisters, Ann (Don) Milliron of Oklahoma City, OK, and Carolyn (Don) Young of Yukon, OK. He is preceded in death by one brother, Chuck Fowler; and a sister, Katherine Sue Rorabaugh.
Visitation will be Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt, KS. Funeral service will be Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Pratt. Burial with military honors will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.
Memorials can me made to the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) Praise Team or USD 382 Fine Arts Department in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.