Sam E. Fowlkes Fowlkes

Profile Updated: September 8, 2010
Residing In: Sylva, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Marie
Children: Jason (32)
LeAnne (26)
Erin (33)
Occupation: Outdoor Educator/Instructor, Prof WCU
Schools After GHS:


Favorite GHS Memories:

GTO "Power Park"
Two tall Blues and a "church key" at Ernie's Drive Inn.
Ham's lunch races...
Shifting my '64 GTO into 3rd at 105 MPH when the light was changing, we got our Ham's burgers first.


Whitewater canoeing, swiftwater rescue, snow skiing alpine and cross country.
Playing guitar - rock+blues

Highlights Since GHS:

River trips on Middle Fork of Salmon, Main Salmon, Snake, Selway Rivers in Idaho etc.
Snow skiing in France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany + British Columbia, Utah, California, Colorado etc.

Moment of Fame or Famous People You Have Met:

Senator John Warner
Co- authored Canoeing Merit badge book for BSA, articles for "Paddler Magazine"
Was contacted by Richard Attenborough's agent to teach Pierce Brosnan to paddle a canoe for the film " The Legend of Grey Owl" This was set up and confirmed but I was denied a work Visa by the Canadian Government!
Guided "Manhattan Transfer" jazz singers on Tuckasegee River
Olympic + World Champion paddler friends,
Kent Ford, Wayne Dickert, Joe Jacobi etc.

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Apr 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM

I found out about Rodney's diagnosis around the time he did. Knowing that I visited him every time I was in town to see my mom, about once a month. Jim Kornegay, Greg Hyslop and I visited together with him many times. We brought our guitars and played old Beatles tunes for him. Rodney had a great attitude and knew God had other plans for him. His wife Sue is an Angel and performed like one. Really missing my ole buddy but the Master had other work for him. He is probably being fitted with his wings to look after the rest of us.

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Yo Big Rust! How are those mega avocados growing? Lots of green!

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Canoeing the Selway River in the Bitteroot Wilderness Area, Idaho.
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Oarsman on the Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho, 110 miles, no flips!
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Mug shot of our Newfoundland "Segee"
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Waterfall Run British Columbia!
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Sam, Les and Pat - Rockin' the Reunion!
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