Frank Raymond Fowler - Passed away on February 05, 2022

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Frank Raymond Fowler
  • Passed away on February 05, 2022

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Ray Fowler, 72, moved to heaven on the evening of February 5th, 2022. He was born on August 28, 1949 in Elyria, Ohio to Frank and Katherine Fowler.

Ray married Catherine Fowler his high school sweetheart on August 27, 1968. Ray was a driven, hardworking man whose stubbornness and determination had no limit. He came from a family of 11 brothers and sisters. Growing up life was hard, but these challenges molded Ray into the father he became. Ray was bound and determined to succeed in life and was ready and willing to work hard enough to make it happen for his family. Ray started his first and only company Marion Pnuematics and Hydralics at the age of 28.

Ray was as honest as they come, if he told you something consider it done. He had a love for his grandchildren like no other, they were his weak spot and they loved him as he loved them. He was a man of few words often direct and to the point. That was RAY. He had a special way of customer service. Customers where often meet with “What do you want?” What’s your business?” these greetings will be what we remember the most. Through his tough façade was a very kind and loving man that we will miss forever. We hope you are fishing in heaven!!

Ray is survived by death by his wife Catherine Fowler. Children Frank, Melissa, Joe, and Todd Fowler. Grandchildren Lauren, Katie, Ashley, Alison, Emily, Matthew, Rylan, Collin, Julia, Frankie and great grandchild Ethan.

Visitation for Mr. Fowler will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 10:30 AM until the time of his Funeral Service at 12:30 PM at Memorial Baptist Church 3693 SE 95th Street, Ocala, Florida 34480.  Interment will immediately follow Mr. Fowlers Funeral Service at Highland Memorial Park, Ocala, FL.

A Celebration of Life with Food and Fellowship will immediately follow the Interment at 3:00 PM, details of the location will be announced at the services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place Chapel, 954 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Suite 200, Ocala Florida, 34470. PH: 352-236-5884.

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  1. Danny Mayer says:
    17 Feb 2022
    I applied for a job working for Ray in 1980. I had just turned 19. He hired me when he was at the old location. I think I was one of his first employees . He and Cathy even came to my wedding and he gave me an extra paycheck for a wedding present. You couldn't be a puss and work for Ray! My brother Mike worked there and so did my friend Jeff Sharp and they didn't last long and wondered how I could work there. Being around Ray made you smarter because doing Hydraulic work was challenging and you had to be smart and have good common sense. I never had to wear a shirt working there and I was buff and strong. I worked with Ray for ten years . The skills I learned from him I still use to this day . Even all these years later I would always stop and see him when I was in town. Ray and the shop were a big part of my life and just felt like home. He would always ask how things were going for me. When I go by the shop again it will be a heartbreaker and I know it will be empty because the soul of the shop is gone.

  2. karen wilson says:
    13 Feb 2022
    Ray was the second oldest of 7 brothers and sisters. not 11. this shows how much his family had to do with us FOWLERS!!!!!

  3. Dick Burgoon says:
    11 Feb 2022
    I met Ray in the mid 80's. Ray had started the only bulletin board (forerunner to the internet as you use it today) in the county. We were both computer enthusiasts and we joined with Paul Adams, Paul Blake and a plumber (whose name I can’t remember) to form MCBUG, the Marion County Bulletin Board User Group. He didn’t venture outside his “compound” (as we affectionately called his office) often, but he went out to many varied places for MCBUG meetings and also to give seminars with Jim Cotter on computer usage. Once a month we would get together to prepare and print the MCBUG booklet and mail them to our members. That was a chore – a real pain in the tail - but Ray loved it. When I had a problem with a computer, I would trek over his office and we would find the problem even if it took us well into the night. He liked to say he was the hardware guy and I was the software guy, so we formed B & F Computers. Didn’t really make any money, but we enjoyed it. Eventually, he carried on by himself as I relocated out of state. Ray became well known as an expert in this field as well as being one of (if not THE) top pneumatic/hydraulic men in the state.
    He was fiercely honest and would not put up with any shenanigans. He really despised stupidity as well, but still tolerated us! If you look up Libertarian in the dictionary, you will see Ray’s picture there. He was one of a kind.
    We will miss Ray, but our memories will remain forever. I know he’s up there fixing an angel’s laptop!

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