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

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 10, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Bro. Wayne Kirk officiating. Burial followed at Milano City Cemetery.

Mr. Sowders was born April 1, 1933, to Edward and Frances (Taylor) Sowders in San Saba.

He served in the Army and then became a lineman for Dallas Power.

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

He was a member of Marlow Baptist Church.

Survivors are six sons, Danny Sowders and wife Vicki of Henderson, Ronnie Sowders & wife Charla of Cameron, Jerry Sowders of Milano, Robert Sowders of LaPorte, Steve Sowders of Caldwell, Kevin Sowders of Bryan; a daughter, Catherine Westbrook and husband Karl of Milano; and a brother, Donald Sowders and wife Jeanette of Bowman, Georgia; also, 25 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

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