Dusty Wayne Fowler, 36, of Turpin, OK, went to be with the Lord Monday, October 12, 2015, at Southwest Medical Center, in Liberal, KS. He was born November 20, 1978, in Liberal, KS, the son of Kent Fowler and Julie Rae Roberts. He grew up in Elkhart, KS, and graduated high school in 1997. He attended college at Dodge City Community College and Oklahoma Panhandle State University, where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science in 2001. After living briefly in McCook, NE, he made his home in Turpin, OK for the past 13 years. He was employed by Anadarko Petroleum, and had recently attained his goal of becoming a Meter Technician.
Dusty’s passion for the Lord was evident through his gentle, kind, patient, and loving spirit. He was active in the Turpin Baptist Church as a Deacon, song-leader, Sunday school teacher, and also enjoyed playing the trombone. He was active in the Turpin Community where he served on the Turpin School Board, was a member of the booster club, and assisted with the football chain-gang when needed. Whether it was team roping, riding with his children, or simply being with his horses, Dusty truly believed the outside of a horse was good for the inside of a man. He was a fan of the Nebraska Huskers, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Cubs. He also loved spending time outdoors hunting, skiing, boating, exploring trails on the razor, and riding motorcycles with his children. He took great pride in his children which he exemplified through coaching their sports, taking them to Jr. Rodeos, and spending every spare moment with them. He took every opportunity to serve his family or others in any capacity possible.
Dusty married his soulmate Tracy Marie Bond, on June 17, 2000, in Elkhart, KS. He cherished their 15 years together portraying unwavering love and devotion. Together, they were able to accomplish their hopes and dreams. He led his family with faithfulness, humility, and love. She survives along with their three children, Braxton Wayne, 11, and Riley Isaac, 7, and Reagan LeAnne, 7.
Other survivors include
Father, Kent Fowler and wife Kathryn of Elkhart, KS
Mother, Julie Talbert and husband Gary of Elkhart, KS
1 Brother, Nick Fowler and wife Kory of Imperial, NE
1 Sister, Sheena Trahern and husband Gavin, of Bentonville, AR
4 Step-sisters, Katy Andrews and husband Kody, of Las Vegas, NV, Emily Arthur and husband Andy, of Denton, TX, Jessica Garcia and husband Rusty, of Leander, TX, and Stephanie Talbert, of Ft. Collins, CO
Grandmother, JoAnn Fowler, of Elkhart, KS
Several nephews and nieces whom he loved and adored dearly
He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Schyler Fowler, and Wayne and Velma Roberts
Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, October 17th, at Turpin High School Auditorium, Turpin, OK, with Pastor Eddie Knight and Pastor Dan Cox, officiating.
Graveside Service will follow at 4:00 p.m., at Elkhart Cemetery, in Elkhart, KS.
Visitation time will be 1 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, at Brenneman Funeral Home in Liberal and from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, at Turpin Baptist Church with the family present to greet friends.
In lieu of plants and flowers, the family has requested that Memorial Contributions be sent to, The Fowler Children’s Fund, in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd ST, Liberal, KS 67901.