Herbert Edward Fowler, 82, passed away on September 26, 2013. Herb was born in Sparta and was a 1948 graduate of Newton High School. He was a proud member of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Herb was a 50 year member of the Sparta Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Chief in 1976. He was a 50 year member of the Harmony Lodge, #8 in Andover, NJ. Herb worked as an electronics technician for Picatinny Arsenal retiring in 1985. He was a Fire Inspector for Sparta Township retiring in 2009. Herb was a member of the Tally-Ho Sportsman Club and a lifetime member of the NRA. Herbert was an avid hunter, enjoyed growing vegetables and flowers and appreciated and respected nature. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Ellen (Keene) Fowler; son Craig Fowler, brothers: Howard Goble, Ralph Fowler, Raymond Fowler, Harvey Fowler and sister Eleanor Spangenberg. Herb is survived by his son Thad Fowler; daughter Linda Lagattuta; sisters: Ruth Bennett and Beatrice Stevans; brother Kenneth Fowler and many nieces and nephews. Friends may gather to share memories of Herb on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, from 2-4, and 6-8at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. There will be a 7PM Sparta Volunteer Fire Department service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to: Sparta Volunteer Fire Department, 141 Woodport Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871. Condolences may be sent to: www.goblefuneral.com.