Jason Fowlkes Death, Obituary – Jason Richard Fowlkes, age 47, went suddenly in a manner that was unexpected. He was born in Houston, Texas, on June 1, 1975, and he spent his childhood in the South Houston neighborhood. He joined Boy Scout Troop 17 when he was young and worked hard to advance in the organization, eventually earning the title of Eagle Scout. In addition, he was selected for membership in the National Honor Society throughout his time at Milby High School, from which he graduated in 1993. After that, Jason worked hard and got a scholarship to attend Houston Baptist University to become an athletic trainer.
It was there that he would meet the woman who would become his wife and the joy of his life. In 1999, he graduated from Houston Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science degree, having majored in both Biology and Human Kinetics for his undergraduate studies. Following that, he went on to devote his professional career to the growth of young children by working as a teacher for a total of 23 years, the last 18 of which he spent working as a physical education teacher at Ehrhardt Elementary School in the Klein Independent School District. Jason was a devout follower of Jesus, and his desire to help the youngsters of the churches he visited was intertwined with that goal.
He spent his childhood as a member of the Park Place Baptist Church in South Houston, where he took part in children’s and youth choirs as well as various mission trips throughout his childhood. His most recent affiliation was with The Woodlands First Baptist Church, where he was a student leader in the church’s high school ministry. Prior to that, he was a member of that church. In addition to that, he was a dedicated volunteer for Vacation Bible School and worked as a counselor at a summer camp for kids. Jason cherished his role as a father and volunteered his time as a coach for his son Jacob’s baseball team at Spring Klein Sports Association from the time Jacob was in t-ball all the way through his junior high years.
He was Jacob’s coach for many of his other athletic endeavors, and he cherished the time he got to spend with his children. He devoted his life to his faith, his family, and the kids of this neighborhood, and he was a well-liked and respected member of his community.
Jennifer Fowlkes, Jason’s wife of 17 years, his son Jacob, his daughter Jacqueline, his mother Sherron A. Fowlkes, his father Jerry R. Fowlkes and wife Paula, his brother James “Frank” Fowlkes, his mother-in-law Mary Elias, his father-in-law Vincent Elias, his brothers-in-law Roosevelt Elias and Tom Elias, his uncle Daniel G. Cowart and his wife Carol His grandmother Eloise S. Cowart, his grandfather Daniel “Frank” Cowart, his grandmother Lorraine Fowlkes, and his grandfather J.R. Fowlk all passed away before him.