Ermie Franklin Fowler Ermie Franklin Fowler, age 99, of Marysville died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, with his family at his side at The Gables at Green Pastures. He was employed many years with Nestle until his retirement in 1978, and his family vividly remembers his vow at that time that he "wasn't going to go home and sit down, do nothing and die!" A proud veteran of World War II, he served his country in the 3706th Army Air Corps from 1941-1945 and had been assigned to Western Union during his enlistment. Ermie attended Byhalia Friends Church and was a part of the McDonald's morning coffee gang where he had many friends. He remained quite active during his retirement until a broken leg in 2010 slowed him down, and he still lived in his own home up until this past November where he enjoyed gardening, yard work, and tinkering in his garage. He was born July 28, 1913, in Mercer Bottom, West Virginia, to the late Harry Couch and Anna Flora Fowler. He married Mertie Ebright on September 20, 1946, and she preceded him in death on September 22, 1989. He was also preceded in death by 4 brothers, Lee, Charlie, Worthy, & John, and 2 sisters, Sylvia Byers and Carrie Rife. Survivors include his son, George (Linda) Fowler, Marysville; his youngest brother, Harry Eugene (Avolee) Fowler, Fort Myers, FL; sisters-in-law, Ailene Fowler, and Meredith Fowler, each of Marysville; and Ruth Fowler, West Virginia; his daughter-in-law's sons and their families, Barry, Randy and Doug Spain; many nieces and nephews, including Annalee Webb, Marysville; and Paul (Lana) Fowler, Richwood; and many friends. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville, where the funeral will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Jim Gardner will officiate, and burial with military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will take place at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Byhalia Friends Church or the donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.