Muriel Dwight Fowler

Muriel Dwight Fowler transitioned from this life to eternal life on April 21, 2022, at home with his family by his side.

Muriel was born on October 8, 1953, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He graduated from McClain High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma with the class of 1971.  He went on to attend Oklahoma State University, where he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.  He received his Associate Degree in Electrical Technology.

Muriel accepted Christ at an early age and attended St. Andrew Baptist church, where he was very active in all youth activities.  When he relocated to Texas he attended Hunter Chapel CME Church in Texas City, TX, with his wife, Virtle.

Muriel moved to Houston, Texas, in 1976, when he received a job offer from Lockheed Martin.  He worked at NASA Johnson Space Center for over 25 years as an electronic technician for various NASA contractors.  He later worked for the Harris County Jail as an Electronic Technician.

Muriel met his wife, Virtle Faye in 1976 and they enjoyed 46 years together.  Muriel’s greatest joy was fishing, working in his yard, gardening, and enjoying the grandchildren and the great grandbabies.

Muriel was predeceased in death by his father, Audrey Smith of Tulsa, Oklahoma, grandparents, brother-in-law, sister-in-law mother-in-law and father-in-law.

Muriel is survived by his wife, Virtle Fowler of Friendswood, TX; his mother, Maud E.  Smith of Tulsa, Oklahoma; father, Theodore Williams (Mable), Bellevue, Nebraska; two daughters, Angelia Allen, Friendswood, TX and Rebecca Carter, Houston, TX; four grandchildren, Alessandro Dion Allen, (Ashley), Hitchcock, TX, Alessandria Allen and Adrianna Allen, Friendswood, TX; and Elijah Carter, Houston, TX. He was Popi to his two

great-grandchildren Armani and Adrian Allen, Hitchcock, TX

Muriel is also survived by his 7 brothers; Claude Fowler, Jeffery Smith, Terry Smith  (Helena) and Rodrick Smith (Sherry), Tulsa, Oklahoma; Carlton Smith, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Lt. Col. Reggie Smith (Bridgett), Montgomery, Alabama; and Starvel (Chuck) Williams, Sr., Oklahoma; and 4 sisters, Audrey Williams, Kansas City, Mo; Tammy Thompson, Shawnee, KS; Carolyn Williams, Colorado Springs, CO; and Crystal Williams, Omaha, NE. Godchildren, Mark Simon, Galveston, TX, David Alcorn (Wyneisha), League City, TX, and Valencia Maxwell (Arthur), Texas City, TX. Other survivors are 7 brothers-in-law; 4 sister-in-laws of Texas; nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles of California and Oklahoma; and numerous cousins.

Honorary Pallbearers, The Brothers, Alessandro Allen, David Alcorn, Mark Simon, and Adrian Allen

Our Gratitude, The family of Muriel Dwight Fowler wishes to thank all of our family and friends for their support during his illness and during this time of bereavement.  Thanks to Rev. Jeffery Manuel and Hunter Chapel CME Church family.  A special thanks to the Oncology nurses and doctors at UTMB Galveston and A-Med Hospice for all of the good care that you gave our loved one.  Thanks to the Crowder Funeral Home staff for being so kind and thoughtful and loving our Aly.

From Your Wife

I wish I could see you one more time, Come walking through the door, But I know that is impossible I will hear your voice no more.

I know you can feel my tears, And you don’t want me to cry. Yet my heart is broken because I can’t understand why someone So precious had to die.

I pray that God will give me strength, And somehow get me through… As I struggle with the heartache That came when I lost you.

I will always love You Muriel


From Your Daughters

As we look back over rime, We find ourselves wondering… Did we remember to thank you enough For all you have done for us?

For all the times you were by our sides To help and support us… To celebrate our successes To understand our problems And accept our defeats? Or for teaching us by your example, The value of hard work, good judgement, Courage and integrity? We wonder if we ever thanked you For the sacrifices you made To let us have the very best? Ad for the simple things Like laughter, smiles and times we shared? If we have forgotten to show our Gratitude enough for all the things you Did, We are thanking you now. And we are hoping you knew all along, How much you meant to us.

Your Loving Daughters

Angie and Rebecca


From Your Grandchildren

Daddy, Yes we called you Daddy Why? You were only our Grandfather, But to us you were the Daddy when we need you. You were the one who taught me how to throw a ball, fish, Play basketball and was there to cheer me on (Dion). Camped out with me at night, even though I thought I could do it alone.  You even got in that too little swimming pool so I would not swim alone.  You were the go between for me and Granny, Especially when I was wrong. (Adrianna)

You help me pick up and brought rocks because you knew I was interested in them. You taught me about the stars by looking through you telescope.  You should me how a boy should treat his mother. (Elijah) When I was having a rough time just dealing with life, you put your Arms around me and give the love and courage that I needed to continue on. When my car was going crazy, you came out and put the battery charger on. (Aly) That is why we called you Daddy, because you showed us what a Daddy’s love is. We are going to miss that love and care and you looking at us like we were crazy, But you did it out of love

Love your Grandchildren

Dion, Aly, Adrianna and Elijah


  1. My deepest, sincerest heartfelt condolences and prayers to you Virtle and your family. I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your husband. Love you much, and God bless you and your family.

    Brenda Williams Berry
  2. My prayers, condolences and thoughts are for you, Faye, and the children and grandchildren. May the love, hope, peace and comfort of God surround and support you through this time and the days ahead. 🙏🏽😇❤

    Sydonna Anderson
  3. Virtue, my sincere condolences to you and
    and your family. Lean on God and he will
    See you through . Sending my love and
    a big hug to you.

    Barbara Stamps
  4. With true spiritual respect, I honor Muriel D. Fowler for marrying and being a great husband to Virtle Faye Fowler; my 1967 Central High Bearcat classmate To Virtle, I honor you for completing the spiritual equation by being a great wife to Muriel. The only mathematician is God. Being a student of God’s mathematics, I have learned that all mathematics is addition. Virtle, Muriel was added to you for 46 years, now Muriel has been added back to God. Virtle, you are not without the male principle in your life, I am your classmate and your brother in a brotherly way. If there is a need, call me because I support my words with my deeds. “I DO NOT WALK LIKE A TREE’! God Bless you always Virtle – Dios te bendiga siempre Virtle.

  5. Uncle Muriel you will truly be miss. I love you and thank you for being the greatest Godfather and Uncle to me. I am grateful for you . And will always be your snow white. Rest in Pardise 💞💞😇😇😇.

    Valencia Maxwell
  6. Uncle Muriel I will truly miss you and love you. I am grateful that you are my Godfather and Uncle we share many memories and truly appreciate all the memories and moments I share with you . I know you not in no more pain or suffering. I will always be your snow white. Rest in Pardise . Love you from Arthur Roscoe and Nala . 💞💞💞💞😇😇😇

    Valencia Maxwell
  7. Your family and you have my prayers and hugs during this difficult time. Please though that if I can help in any way, any time, please let me know. Love you guys, Karen

    Karen Mathis
  8. My deepest condolences for you, Virtue and your loving family. God sees your grief and He’s there with open arms to comfort each of you. May God bless you as you go through this period of bereavement, love you Virtle.

    Shirley Sanders
  9. Praying for your Entire Family, Classmate. Love You!!!

    Floretta Laws

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