Walter Edgar "Red" Sowers, age 96 of Dublin, died Thursday March 18, 2010 in New River Valley Medical Center. He was born October 10, 1913 in Pulaski Co., and was the son of the late Martha Ellen Bowers Sowers and George Thomas Sowers. He was a former long-time employee of Radford Army Ammunition Plant where he served as a foreman, was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church and was on the administrative board, and served as usher for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jo McGee Sowers: sisters Murlie, Ada, and Stella, brothers; Everet, Johnny, and Ernie: one half-brother; George, and two half-sisters; Evelyn and Virgie. He is survived by his God Son, Chadwick Walter Nash, and a host of very special nephews and nieces. Uncle Red was loved dearly by his whole family.
Funeral services will be held Sunday March 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Seagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Norman C. Wilhoit officiating. Interment will follow in Thornspring Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home, and at other times at the Sowers residence 5867 Powell Avenue in Dublin. Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in “Red’s memory” to the First United Methodist Church, Pulaski. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting wwwlseaglefuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.