Age 70, of Grass Lake Township, passed away at Henry Ford Allegiance Health on Monday, April 5, 2021 due to complications of Covid-19. John is survived by his wife of 30 years, Pamela M.; two children, Jason Towler and Kristina Towler; step-son, Patrick McGaskey; grandson, Jordan Thompson; three step-grandchildren, Alissa (Tyler) Street, Kelsey Bell and Logan McGaskey; great-granddaughter, Nova Street; his brother, James (Paulette) Towler; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Dorothy (Smith) Towler Sr.; step-daughter, Kelli Bell and brother, Robert Towler.
A 1969 graduate of Jackson High School, John went on to serve in U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a retiree of Eaton Aeroquip with over 40 years of service. John enjoyed golfing, bowling and going to the casino.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service to honor John’s life will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 915 Napoleon Road, Michigan Center, MI 49254 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:00 am with Father Satheesh Alphonse, SdC officiating. Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10:00 am. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery in Grass Lake will follow the services and the Jackson County American Legion Ritual Team will give military honors.
For those who wish, contributions in John’s memory to Our Lady of Fatima Church or The American Lung Association in Michigan, 1475 E. 12 Mile Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071 (www.lung.org) would be appreciated.
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American Lung Association in Michigan
1475 East Twelve Mile Road, Madison Heights MI 48071
Our Lady of Fatima Church
913 Napoleon Road, Michigan Center MI 49254