James D. Sowders, 70, of Solsberry, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2007, at the Bloomington Hospital.
He was born March 5, 1937, in Lawrence County to Heber and Martha Sowders.
He was an Army Veteran serving in Germany.
He is survived by Ethel Sowders to whom he was married 30 years, son Darrell Sowders of Solsberry, daughter Vicki Sowders Herrod of Bloomfield Hills, MI, brother Heber "Junior" Sowders of Lawrence County, sisters Marcella Turner, Peggy Bush, and Dorothy Owens all of Lawrence County, stepsons Robert McAuley and James McAuley both of Bloomington, and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepson John McAuley and a grandson, Justin, with whom he had a special relationship.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer. The Spencer American Legion and VFW will perform military services.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com.