Don Sowers

Mr. Donald Gibson Sowers, 78, of Statesville, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Gordon Hospice House.

Mr. Sowers was born March 30, 1934 in Iredell County and was the son of the late Carl Sharpe Sowers and Pearl Mills Sowers.  He attended Cool Springs Elementary, was a graduate of Statesville High School and attended Mitchell College.

On June 10, 1956, he married Alison Campbell Sowers, who survives.

He was retired after 42 years from J.C. Penny Co. where he worked in management.

Mr. Sowers was a charter member of Covenant ARP Church where he served as an Elder, Clerk of the Sessions, was a member of the choir and a member of the Gaither Bible Class and was also a member of the Civitan Club.  He enjoyed wood carving, was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling and camping.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Sowers was also preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Sowers (Iris) and one sister, Lorene Jano (Bernard)

Along with his wife, Alison C. Sowers of the home, Mr. Sowers is also survived by one daughter, Karla Cobb (John) of Ball Ground, GA, one son, Michael Sowers (Beverly) of Statesville; one grandson, Blake Sowers of Statesville and one granddaughter, Bridget Merritt (Adam) of Troutman.  He is also survived by one great-grandchild, Karlyn Betts of Troutman along with two sisters, Frances S. Moore and Joyce S. Kunkle (Bernard), both of Statesville along with several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, July 6, 2012 at Covenant ARP Church with Rev. Jeffrey Jacobs and Rev. Robert Brawley officiating.  Burial will be prior to the memorial service at 10:00 am in Oakwood Cemetery.  The family will visit with friends following the memorial service in the church.  The Twin Oaks Senior Golfers will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Covenant ARP Church, 120 Greenbriar Road, Statesville, N.C. 28677 or Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, N.C. 28625.

Online condolences can be made to the family at and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Don Sowers.

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7 Responses to Don Sowers

  1. Shirley Coley Harris says:

    My dear Allison…Mel and I were saddened and shocked to learn of Don’s death when we returned from Blowing Rock today. We were unaware of his illness until my sister told us about him. We are so very sorry and we are holding you and your family close to our hearts…knowing what a tremendous loss you have experienced. Please know that we are thinking of you with very special love…..Shirley & Mel Harris

  2. Joan Moore Douglas says:

    Dear Allison, Thinking of you. May your good memories comfort you. God Bless, Love Joan Douglas

  3. Jim Brincefield says:

    Dear Alison and family,it was my pleasure to knowDon,in Civitan and also on the golf course at Twin Oaks on many Saturdays!May God hold you all real close in these trying times.
    Jim Brincefield Wilmington N C

  4. Ken & Renita Orr says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your Fathers’ passing. Please accept our condolences and also from Blind Five O, Don and Dori, Steve, Tim, Ken and Renita. You and your family are in our prayers.

  5. Ken & Renita Orr says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. Please accept our condolences also from Blind Five O , Don & Dori, Steve, Tim, Ken and Renita. You and your family are in our prayers.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Alison and family:

    We are sooo sorry to hear of Don’s passing and want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. You and Don have always been a favorite of the Kelser’s and Don will be truly missed.

    Ken, Leigh, Matt and Emily Kesler

  7. Jo Gallo & James and Nancy Meyer says:

    Alison, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, we will be praying that our Lord grants you comfort and peace.

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