Frankie "Dee" Fowlkes
Frankie Dee Fowlkes (May 13, 2013)
Dee grew up in Sturgis, and excelled in basketball, graduating from Sturgis High School in 1969, and joining the Army National Guard. In 1970 he married his high school sweetheart, Catherine Tennis, and to this union came his son, Collin. Dee was a small-business owner, carpenter, and entrepreneur. He had a deep love for the Lord, and strove to continually grow in his walk with Christ. He was well known for his compassion and willingness to help anyone in need, and was quick to give an outstretched hand to friends and strangers alike. Dee was a life-long resident of the Black Hills, loved Sturgis, and enjoyed the company of Rally guests that were lucky enough to find space in his home or yard.
Dee is survived by his mother, Irene Fowlkes (Sturgis), ex-wife, and long-time friend, Catherine Brink (Spearfish), son Collin Fowlkes and his wife Elise (Spearfish), grandson and light of his life, Terrel Benne (Englewood, OH), his brother Chuck and his wife Ula (Sturgis), his sisters Shirley Harris (Sturgis), and Ann “Toy” Molk (Billings, MT). Dee is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and shared his love and compassion with many foster children.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank.
Services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, May 15th at the Cross Roads Assembly of God Church in Sturgis. Interment will follow at Moore Hill Cemetery in Hulett, WY.
Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Terrel Benne Education Fund.