FOWLER, JOHN T. III, 66, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
He was a practicing attorney for over 40 years, a graduate of University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville Law School. John was actively involved in the University of Louisville Law School Alumni Association and the Notre Dame Club of Kentucky, former member of the Kentucky Board of Governors, Louisville Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Greater Louisville Training Club, and St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church.
John is preceded in death by his parents, John T. Fowler and Lucille Kinnarney Fowler.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Mahoney Fowler, daughter, Robin Dunkerley; sister, Marilyn Eiferman (Rich); and several loving nieces and nephews.
Each year’s Kentucky Derby event brings memories of John’s ardor for the annual competition. The approach of the race also brings the memory of John’s kindness, and of the gracious courtesy shown to me and to the other classmates the Fowlers allowed John to bring home. The race weekends were great but more vital, I know, was the patience John showed as he led me to a passing grade in the freshman chemistry class. We had too little contact after our graduation: only a quick visit in Louisville more than 25 years ago. Anyone who bet on John bet on the right horse. – Tom Figel