His daughter wanted a better picture. Something showing her father in a more colorful and less stark setting: an image she didn't have to squint at to see his handsome visage. His name was Joe Ray Fowler, born in 1929 in Winston-Salem, NC. Died in Durham, NC in 2001. He was a career solider, Army (82nd Airborne paratrooper at Ft Bragg) and had 3 children. His daughter described him as "True Blue Carolina Boy", so the the historic Grove Park Inn became the appropriate backdrop.
From 2 small photos taken when he was stationed in Nuremburg, Germany in the early 60’s to the larger and more colorful picture of a dapper man. From a photo album snapshot to a frame-able portrait to enjoy.