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Auburn Thomas "Tommy" Fowler, Captain Ret., Durham Fire Department

March 4, 1943 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 79)



Auburn Thomas "Tommy" Fowler, 79, Captain Ret. Durham Fire Department, passed away peacefully at home on June 8, 2022  after a long struggle with heart disease.

He is survived by his wife of 58 yrs., Shirley Suitt Fowler, two daughters, Jennifer Tilley, Hillsborough, NC and Kim Clark (Jeff) of Galloway, Ohio, grandchildren Michael and Allie Tilley, Meredith, Megan and Mason Clark, and his devoted companion, Harley. Siblings, Marshall Fowler (Gloria), Joanne Brooks and Barbara Garmon and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Brother-in-law, Ken Grissom and Sisters-in-law Linda Brantley and Loretta Pulley (Jimmy). Tommy is preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy Renee and parents, Auburn and Judith Fowler.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 15th at Little River Presbyterian Church, 4211 Little River Church Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541. You may share an online condolence or memories of Tommy at The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Dennis Abraham and Hospice nurses Liz, Suzanne, Crystal and Sharon. 


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Celebration of Life Service
June 15, 2022

2:00 PM
Little River Presbyterian Church
4211 Little River Church Rd
Hurdle Mills, NC 27541

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