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DAVID FOWLER

(Kentucky & St John's 1974) (27 April 1951 - 12 October 2021)

DAVID FOWLER

Dr. David McMullin Fowler, 70, of Pompano Beach, Florida passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. David was born in Auburn, New York, on April 27, 1951, a son of the late Deforest and Gertrude McMullin Fowler. David grew up on a family-owned and operated apple farm outside Wolcott, New York. Growing up on the farm, he learned common sense and acquired a broad range of knowledge and a strong work ethic. He had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. He was a humble man and kind to everyone.

David spent memorable summers at the family cottage while also working on the farm. His early interest in a career in medicine started when volunteering at the local community hospital, and later working in the summer as a nursing assistant in a hospital in Maine. He became a certified small airplane pilot.

He attended Colgate University for one semester, but left after his father’s death. He later went to Center College where he played varsity basketball for three years; David also worked some summers at Hilton Head Island Resort in South Carolina as a lifeguard and golf caddy. Center College nominated him for and he won a Rhodes Scholarship. He started medical school at Oxford University and was granted a third year of funding for these studies. He finished his final two years of medical school at Cambridge University, He completed his Internship at Tulane University and Residency at the University of Hawaii. He became board certified in internal medicine and emergency medicine. He later attended University of Florida Law School and was awarded a JD degree.

His phrase was “Years wrinkle the skin, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul”. Surviving David is his loving wife Roberta, his beloved daughters Madeleine age 21 and Hannah age 18 and his sister Margaret Veazey (Dr. James Veazey,).