Weldon Grant “Skeet” Fowler, 91, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2023. He was born on June 5, 1932, in Estelline, Texas, to Claude and Oneida Fowler. After graduating from Estelline High School, he served in the Korean War. Following his military service, Weldon moved to Odessa, Texas and began his long career in the oil and gas industry. After spending the first fifteen years of his career working for Phillips Petroleum, Weldon founded Fowler Welding and Construction in 1972, which he ran until he retired in 2002.
In 1961, he married the love of his life Mary Lou Cook and had three children: Mike, Michele, and Mark. Weldon and Lou were active members of Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church for 40 years.
Skeet, as he was known to those closest to him, spent countless hours coaching youth baseball and supporting his children in their athletic and musical endeavors. He loved playing golf, watching MOJO football, and just tinkering on all his projects. The highlight of his life was cheering on his grandchildren, Haley, Carley, and Casey, as they competed in their individual sports, graduated from college, and became successful adults. He also got to see the fourth generation of his family with the births of his great grandchildren, Emerson and Hudson.
Skeet is preceded in death by his parents and two of his sisters, Gwen Fowler and Jackie McClendon. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou Fowler, his sister Diane Morris, his three children Mike and Debbie Fowler of Odessa, Mark and Tawnya Fowler of Odessa, and Michele Fowler of San Angelo, Texas. He is also survived by his three grandchildren Haley and Kevin Whitehead of Brea, California, Carley and Logan Dickenson of Spring, Texas, and Casey and Kalli Fowler of Odessa and his two great grandchildren Emerson and Hudson Whitehead of Brea, California.
Skeet will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will be holding a celebration of life gathering at a later date. He will always be remembered and forever loved.