Roland Wayne Fowler

Carlson Colonial & Kirby-Morris Funeral Home

Roland Wayne Fowler

Our Dad, Roland Wayne Fowler, passed peacefully at home in the company of his family on August 6th. He was born in El Dorado on October 15, 1922, to parents, Lloyd, and Alma Fowler. He had six siblings, one brother and five sisters that preceded him in death. He was a graduate of El Dorado High School and attended Butler County Community College before joining the Army Air Corp in 1943. He married our Mom, Lola Mae Purcell in 1944. The kids began with Pam (Glen Powers), next was Judy Nonken (George Dickenson), soon after was Richard Fowler (Tracy), then Patty Fowler.

Wayne started work at the local refinery and retired as a Head Shift Foreman from Texaco after 39 years. Mom and Dad loved to dance, they had bridge club and later the "Nerckles". Dad remained a lover of games and played cards, marbles and Farkle weekly with friends and daily with family. He and Mom were lifelong members and actively involved with their church family at the First United Methodist church of El Dorado. He was involved in many community services including Scouts, Lion's Club and Meals on Wheels. Dad was well known for his peanut brittle, sheet cake and pies! As an avid fisherman, he had many favorite fishing holes, notably The Wayne Fowler Lake and Wayne's Road to a local pond, both named in his honor. Music was a big part of his life. He grew up it with and he and Mom passed that love of music along to us. We sang songs everywhere we went!

He is survived by us and niece Kari Lee of El Dorado and beloved grandchildren, Torrey and Jamie Staton, Jeremy Nonken, Jennifer and Larry Fox, Erica and Asa Hill, and Jared and Sheena Fowler. He was also blessed with 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and many Grand Dogs. We are all forever influenced by his humor, his willingness to give to others and his unconditional love.

Viewing will be held on Thursday, Aug 12, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Kirby Morris Funeral Home. His memorial service will be held on Friday, Aug. 13, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in El Dorado, KS. Interment will follow at Walnut Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Method Church and Heartland Home Health and Hospice. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Wayne at

Posted online on August 09, 2021