O. Keith Fowler, 87, of Amarillo died Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Llano Cemetery with Avery Rush officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Keith was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Bartlesville, Okla., to Frank and Betsy Fowler. He married Gaile Scott Farrell on Jan. 15, 2000, in Amarillo.
Keith graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Keith played basketball at the University of Oklahoma and was a Phi Delt there. During his basketball career at OU, he was able to play basketball at Madison Square Garden. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Keith was an avid golfer. At the age of 12 he broke the golf course record at the Bartlesville Country Club and that records stands today. He once played with Byron Nelson and Keith proceeded to birdie the first 6 holes. He also got to play golf with his favorite OU football coach Bob Stoops.
When Gaile and Keith married, he wanted her to learn to play golf so he taught her the game and they enjoyed playing together.
He was a wonderful piano player and loved to dance. In the 1949 Junior League Follies, he danced in several numbers and solo sang “A You’re Adorable.”
Keith loved life and had many dear friends. He was a caring and generous man and loved the Lord.
Keith was a financial adviser and broker for Merrill Lynch. He was very active in the Amarillo Symphony for many years and sang in the Symphony Choir. He attended Westminster Presbyterian Church and enjoyed Avery Rush’s Sunday school class, never wanting to miss a lesson.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Fowler; a daughter, Jane Fowler; and a son, Gene Fowler.
Survivors include his wife, Gaile Fowler; two stepsons, Jim Farrell and wife Julie of Odessa and Michael Farrell and wife Jan of Houston; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be to Presbyterian Childrens’ Home, 3400 Bowie St., Amarillo, TX 79109; or a favorite charity.