RED BAY, AL – Imogene Vanderpool Fowler “went to live with Jesus” and became anew the morning of April 10, 2023 at the age of 87. Born in Missouri, Imogene graduated from Crane High School in 1954, where she was a member of the yearbook staff. Her 1953 poem, “Tell Me” was chosen by the National High School Poetry Association for that year’s regional anthology.
She married Clovis H. Fowler on November 24, 1966, and the two spent 55 years together. Imogene will be remembered by many in the community for her past titles as a substitute teacher, first-class Avon saleswoman, Sunday school teacher and doll maker. Among her gifts with gardening and crafting, she also had the unique abilities to find four-leaf clovers and catch hummingbirds by hand. Imogene leaves behind a path paved with love, charity, dedication and deep faith in Jesus Christ.
Private graveside services were held on April 13, at with Bro. Dallas Culver officiating. She was interred alongside her husband and mother in Halltown Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by four children, Jon Arnold, Jenny King, Laura Manning and Hannah Haddock (Keith). Imogene will also be deeply missed as “Nanny” by her eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, within whom she has left an enduring legacy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clovis Fowler; three brothers and her mother, Dortha Vanderpool.
Anthony Thigpen, Samuel Moore, Nathaniel Moore and Trey Weichman served as pallbearers.
By Imogene Vanderpool
Tell me if you’re teasing
Or do you really care
Are you building me up to let me fall,
Will my dreams vanish in the air?
Is the love you give me real,
Or are you playing with my heart?
Tenderly taking it from me,
Then breaking it apart.
Tell me if you love me,
Prove to me somehow.
That your love with always be true.
True, as mine is now.