MONTGOMERY — Denzil Fowler, 75, died at 12:17 p.m. Tuesday at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville.
Born Sept. 10, 1938, in Pike County, he was the son of Hubert and Sarah (France) Threlkeld Fowler.
Retired, he had owned and operated Fowler Excavating, Inc., as well as owning and operating several coal mines. He was awarded the Indiana and National 1990 Excellence in Mining and Reclamation award. He loved hunting, fishing and flying antique airplanes, having owned two. His hobby was building and flying radio-controlled model airplanes.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Miley) Fowler, whom he married Oct. 11, 1958; two sons, Steven (Kim) Fowler, and Joseph Fowler; one daughter, Amy (Brent) Perkins; two granddaughters, Erica Fisher and Amber Fowler; two grandsons, Tanner Fowler and Rowdy Perkins; and one great-grandson, Levi Burkemper.
He is preceded in death by brothers Thomas, Kenneth, and Donald Fowler.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Harris Funeral Home, with Rev. Faye Bilskie officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and after 8 a.m. Saturday until service time.