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Douglas William Fowler

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Douglas William Fowler  "Coach Doug", 66, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Monday, November 22, 2021, at Doey's House after a courageous battle with Parkinson's  disease.

Born Tuesday, December 21, 1954 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late David William Fowler and the late Francis Virginia (Groff) Fowler Miller.

Doug graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1972. He was employed with Bank Design and Equipment for almost twenty years as a service technician. Doug was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, FKD Hunt Club and P&R Hunt Club. Doug was the head coach of the Williamsport Vikings for the Washington County Junior Football League for 26 years, winning 13 league championships. Besides being an avid hunter Doug enjoyed watching the Ravens, Orioles and the Maryland Terps, as well as spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of  41 years Jane Weaver (O'Boyle) Fowler; son, Dan  Fowler and wife Jillian of Greencastle, PA; daughter, Jamie Brown and husband  EJ of Hagerstown, MD; sister, Kriste Grabill and husband Donnie of Boonsboro, MD; step sister, Karan Kendall and husband Larry of Smithsburg, MD; grandchildren, Alyssa, Ellory Gavin & Tatum; step mother, Faye Fowler of Smithsburg, MD.

He was preceded in death by his step father, Harris Miller.

Services will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:30 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, with Chaplain Volodymyr Grinchenko officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to the Washington County Junior Football League P.O. Box 2, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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Guest Book

Doug is Resting in Peace. Praise the Lord. Alleluia

Marty Massey
Maugansville , Maryland

I am so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Bless you Jane, Dan, Jamie, and the grandchildren.

Les Edwards
Greencastle, PA

Condolences to family and friends.

Richard Haupt
Myrtle Beach, SC

Dear Jane, I am so sorry to learn of your husband's passing. I will continue to pray for him, and all of your family. Lois Garrott Snyder

Lois Snyder
Hagerstown, MD

My condolences to your family. Doug was one of my favorite patients on his many visits to Meritus. We would laugh so hard at almost anything. He will always hold a special place in my heart and will be dearly missed.

Hagerstown, Md

Jane, Susan and I are sorry to hear that Douglas has passed. We will keep him and all your family in our prayers. Peter and I were buddies growing up in Hagerstown (part of the 64 children on the block). Sincerely, John Garrott

John H Garrott
Chantilly, VA

To Jane: Thinking of you with sympathy in your loss. To Doug: To a good friend - may you rest in peace. Go Ravens!!!

Curtis L Winger

Rest easy old friend. You fought the good fight. You never gave up. Now, go rest high up on that mountain. Oh, what great times we had in our younger days.

Paul Highbarger
Halfway, Maryland

I have not seen Doug in 25 yrs., but he is one of very few men I will most likely always remember. If you wonder why the answer would be the memories of all the great years my family and I spent being a part of the Vikings Football family. Thank you to every member of his family and may he forever rest in peace.

thomas crowell
Hagerstown, MD

Sharon and myself will miss you very much, you were my best friend. I will never forget you, Bobby and Rick living on the Farm in Boonesboro together. We were young and wild back in the day and had a lot of good times with you and Jane.

John & Sharon Bourdeau
Hiawassee, GA

Jane, Dan and Jamie - we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Doug was a great person and he will be missed by everyone. Take care.

Wayne and Sherrie Henson
Hagerstown , Maryland

I remember Doug being on the sidelines at our Sluggers/Thunder tourneys always cheering and pushing Jamie. He was a great father and coach and I am happy to have gotten to know him through softball. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Missy Cutchall
Biglerville , Pa

What a great guy. My nephew played football for him in the WCJFL and our time there was an awesome experience and we can thank coach Fowler for that. He was great with the players and worked hard to help them better themselves. Our condolences to the family and many friends that will surely miss him.

John Willis
Big Pool, MD

May the love of God Family and Friends comfort you durning this time. Carol Sweigert

Carol Sweigert
Martinsburg , Wv

May the love of God Family and Friends comfort you durning this time. Carol Sweigert

Carol Sweigert
Martinsburg , Wv

Doug was not only the greatest coach I ever had but one of the best men I’ve ever known. When he spoke, everyone listened to him because he was so well respected. I still carry with me the life lessons he taught me growing up and I use them today as a father. What he’s taught will be echoed for a very long time. Rest easy Coach! You will be missed.

Jeb Shank
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

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