Gerald Edward Sowders

Gerald Edward Sowders, 85, of Milano, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in a Caldwell nursing facility. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Bro. Wayne Kirk officiating. Burial will follow in the Milano City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Sowders was born April 1, 1933, to Edward and Frances (Taylor) Sowders in San Saba, Texas. He served in the Army and then became a lineman for Dallas Power.

Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Thornton) Sowders; his son, Ricky; and grandson, Edward. 

He was a member of Marlow Baptist Church.  

He is survived by: sons, Danny Sowders and wife Vicki of Henderson, Ronnie Sowders and wife Charla of Cameron, Jerry Sowders of Milano, Robert Sowders of LaPorte, Steve Sowders of Caldwell, and Kevin Sowders of Bryan; daughter, Catherine Westbrook and husband Karl of Milano; brother          , Donald Sowders and wife Jeanette of Bowman, Ga.; 25 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.