Sowers, Irvin Lewis

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Irvin Lewis Sowers, 92, of Floyd, Va. went to be with his heavenly Father on Friday, March 17, 2017, at his home surrounded by family. He was the son of Lewis and Iowa Sowers. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Charlotte Troutt and Dale Browning; as well as nine siblings.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 68 years, Eula Gaye Sowers; two daughters, Carolyn Troutt, of Floyd, and Diane (Gratton) Browning, of Floyd; one son, Michael (Lona) Sowers, of Floyd; one sister, Ruth McGrady, of Christiansburg; grandchildren, Vicky Browning Belcher, of Collinsville, and her fiance, George D. Spangler, and Rodney Troutt, of Floyd, and April Goforth; great-grandchildren, Michelle, Christy, Christopher, Cathleen, Celena, Eric, Cameron, Jaden and Alana; great-great-grandchildren, Jonathan Dale, Sierra, Coy, Camden and Janiyah. Also special friends, the Pratt family and Cheryl; and his loving dog, Barney.

He served in World War II as a soldier in the 7th Armored Infantry Battalion. He was a brick mason for over 30 years.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at Gardner Funeral Home, with Pastor Leon Wood and Pastor James Bradley officiating. Interment to follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery with graveside military rites by VFW Post #7854 and American Legion Post #127. Family will receive friends on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at, or on Facebook @gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.