Gary Allen Fowler Sr. passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at home.

Born in Charleston, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas and Winifred (Bushnell) Fowler.

Gary was retired from Conn’s Potato Chip Co., where he was driver and sales rep. and was a U.S. Army Veteran who served in the Vietnam War. Gary never met a stranger and will be missed by all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Emery; and grand daughter, Megan Fowler.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Kathleen (Wycherley) Fowler of Bridgeport, Ohio; four children, Paula Riethmiller of Martins Ferry, Ohio, the Rev. Gary (Deni) Fowler Jr. of Olmstead Falls, Ohio, Carrie (Jim) Gilson of Wheeling, W.Va. and Kelli Jo (Brandon) Smith of Calhoun, Ga.; two brothers, Ron (Jane) Fowler of Aurora, Colo. and Rich (Judy) Fowler of Wheeling; seven grandchildren, Amie and Eric Riethmiller, Shayna, Hannah and Raegan Fowler and Madeline and Jimmy Gilson; and one great grandchild, Aria Green.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Wheeling Chapel, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 5 p.m. until the time of service at 8 p.m. The Rev. Konan Stephens will be officiating.

The family would like to express their sincere “thank you” to Dr.s Dayra Avila Lima and Jon David Pollock, along with the staff of the Schiffler Cancer Center, for the care that was given to Gary. A special “thank you” to Frank and Suzanna Hibbits and Richard and Cheryl Price for going to Las Vegas “One last Time,” and especially for going along with his crazy idea of a hot air balloon ride.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhome