Shirrill Don Fowler, 86, of Monticello, passed away unexpectedly August 5, 2021, at his home.
He was born August 4, 1935, in Damascus, Arkansas to the late Chester and Birdie Ethel Kendell Fowler.
Mr. Fowler was retired from Wal Mart. He was a Baptist.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Lexie Mayo Fowler; two brothers, Ronald Fowler and Johnny Fowler; and one sister, Reba Booth.
After marrying Lexie in 1977, Shirrill became an instant stepfather to five grown children. Relationships with a stepfather can be tricky, but sometimes you end up with a chosen father better than one could ever imagine. Shirrill was so much more than a stepfather, he made the choice to love us all unconditionally, when he did not have to. We all know that anybody can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad and that is why we called him “Dad”, because he was always there and supportive of all of us. He was truly special.
Survivors include his five stepchildren, Faye Vance (Dippy) of Monticello, Regina Dalsis of Liberty Hill, Texas, Robbie Donaldson of Liberty Hill, Texas, Jimmy Davis (Barbara) of Franklin, Texas and Bob Davis (Lu) of Hamburg; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and thirteen great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, August 10 at 2 p.m. at Union Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Trey Emory officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Monticello Senior Citizens Center.