Eugene Meldrum Sowers, 82, of Bloomfield passed away at 5:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at Bloomington Hospital.
Born Oct. 6, 1921 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Truman and Daisy (Meldrum) Sowers. He was married to Shirley (Turpen) Sowers.
He was retired from the Indianapolis Police Department as a homicide detective, robbery detail and also from the Bloomfield State Bank, where he worked for 17 years.
A veteran of the Army, he served in World War II and was a member of the Retired Police Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Bloomfield Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Zorah Shrine of Terre Haute, Bloomfield American Legion Post 196 and was a past commander of VFW at Crane.
Survivors include: his wife Shirley (Turpin) Sowers of Bloomfield; two sons, James and his wife Judy Sowers of Indianapolis and William and his wife Billie Lee Sowers of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Tonda and her husband R.J. Webb, Tonya Sowers, Donald and his wife Trina Sowers, Diana and her husband Eric Gebauer, and Michalen and her husband John Smith, all of Indianapolis; 10 great-grandchildren; one step-son Tim J. Turpin of Bloomfield; two step-daughters, Cynthia and her husband Dennis Siscoe of Bloomington and Cassandra and her husband Ric Niebrugge of Bonita Springs, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Phyllis B. (Rice) Sowers, who passed away in 1999; five brothers; seven sisters; and his parents.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Saturday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home Bloomfield with the Rev. Billy Ed Hostettler officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. on Saturday until the hour of service at the funeral home. There will be Masonic memorial service at 7:30 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Greene County.