Sowers, Glenwood Thomas

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Funeral services will be held tomorrow for a 45-year-old father of three who wounded his wife after an argument early Sunday then apparently took his own life.

Glenwood Thomas (Johnny) Sowers was found dead in the bedroom of his Miller Lane home shortly after midnight, by Deputies Sheriff Jimmy Quesenberry and Frank Conner. The dead man had a shotgun wound in his chest.

His wife, Mrs. Nora Moore Sowers, remains a patient in the Pulaski Hospital where she is being treated for a shotgun wound in the arm. According to the investigating deputies, the couple had gotten into a domestic argument at their home. Sowers shot his wife and she fled to a neighbor’s home where an ambulance and authorities were summonsed.

When the deputies arrived at the Sowers home, the man was dead. The Sowers two younger children were reportedly staying at their grandparents’ home when the shootings occurred. Pulaski County Medical Examiner, Dr. Charles Fox, ruled Sowers’ death as suicide, and fixed the time of death at around 12:30 a.m.

Mrs. Sowers was taken to the hospital from the home of Darnell Eaton. Authorities said the shotgun blast hit Mrs. Sowers at close range.

Services for Sowers will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow from the Newbern Methodist Church with the Rev. Sam Barnes officiating. Interment will follow in the Dublin cemetery. The body will remain at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons Funeral Home until one hour before services. Active pallbearers will be Archie Dalton, G.L. Rash, Robert Rash, Basil Cox, James King and Paul Rash.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Dan Martin, Richmond, and Miss Suzanne Sowers, Pulaski; one son, Tony M. Sowers, Pulaski, mother, Mrs. Martha Bower Sowers, Pulaski; three brothers, George Sowers, of Christiansburg, Ernest Sowers, of Richmond and Walter Sowers, of Pulaski; four sisters, Mrs. Virgie Swain, of Pulaski, Mrs. Sam Shelor, of Radford, Mrs. Murelle King and Mrs. Jack Rhoades, both of Richmond. Sowers was born in Pulaski County July 27, 1919, the son of the late George Thomas Sowers. He was a veteran of World War II.