Former City of Decatur Mayor Lynn Fowler passed away


Former Mayor Lynn Fowler passed away:

Former Mayor Lynn Fowler passed away: (Source:

The community of Decatur, Alabama, is mourning the death of Lynn Fowler, a former mayor, who passed away yesterday. One of the strongest examples of servant leadership in his town is former mayor Lynn Fowler.

The community will never forget his selfless dedication to Decatur and Morgan County, and he continues to seek out opportunities to provide a hand every day. We will share with you what happened to him and about the Mayor’s selfless Service throughout the years in this article.

The City of Decatur, Alabama lost a True Leader

Lynn Fowler, a former mayor, passed away yesterday. His influence on this city cannot be overstated. He never stopped striving for Decatur’s improvement. 

After the celebration of life service for former mayor Lynn Fowler, the flag of the City of Decatur, Alabama, will fly at half-staff until dusk.

Our learning of Mr. Lynn Fowler’s passing through Tab Bowling, Mayor of The City of Decatur, official posts has left us in deep sorrow. On his official Facebook page, he published the statement below in response to Lynn Fowler’s passing. 

The City of Decatur, Alabama grieves over the loss of former Mayor Lynn Fowler. Mayor Fowler devoted his life to the Lord, his family, and all things that would benefit our City.

I know many, myself included, were blessed by the way he influenced us to make a difference with our God-given abilities.

I heard Mayor Fowler say many times “It is not what you say, but how you say it. It is not what you do, but how you do it.” Rest in peace our friend.

Who was Lynn Fowler?

Mr. Fowlers served as chairman of the Morgan County Economic Development Association from 1983 to 2014 and as the former mayor of the City of Decatur.

He joined the EDA Board in 1978. Under Fowler’s direction, a partnership was established amongst all county municipalities to establish the Mallard-Fox Creek Industrial Park, which resulted in the addition of thousands of employees to Morgan County.

Fowler engaged in countless civic activities. He participated in activities with the Decatur Board of Education, Leadership Alabama, the Parks and Recreation Board, the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Rotary, the Planning Commission, and the Alabama Sheriff’s Youth Ranches.

(2014) During the annual conference luncheon of the North Alabama Industrial Development Association, an honor for dedication to and devotion to economic development was given to Lynn a previous mayor of Decatur.

The Michael D. Roberts North Alabama Excellence Award went to the board chairman of the Morgan County Economic Development Association, Lynn C. Fowler. Fowler is a Decatur resident who has served as MCEDA chairman for three decades.

Read some heartfelt tributes posted by loved ones:

Patricia Lacy Pruitt said,

To win an award with his name on it was such an incredible honor as Lynn had such a profound impact on my life when he was school board president and I was city PTA president. What a legacy he leaves. What an impact he made!

Michael Smith wrote,

Not just a good man but a great man. He had a vision and the fore with to get it done. He will be missed by so many in all walks of our city.

Jo Ann Loveland Malcolm said,

Met him and Anne 17 years ago when we moved here to Decatur. Thank you for how you helped us get settled here. What a true gentleman, servant, and man of his word. Prayers to his family. He will be missed.

History of Decatur Alabama posted,

No man ever loved his city more than Mayor Lynn Fowler loved Decatur. A truly great man who served in so many roles both big and small to make this a better place. His leadership is simply irreplaceable and his infectious smile and laugh will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant, and may your family be comforted by the memory of your life well-lived.

Mr. Fowler set a fantastic example of servant leadership. He will be sadly missed and leaves behind a lasting legacy. Medico Topics wishes him to rest in paradise and sends its deepest sympathies to his family and his community.


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