Sowers, Oscar B.

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Oscar B. (“Tom”) Sowers, 89, of Floyd, VA passed into Eternal Glory with Jesus Christ on July 26, 2009. Tom was retired from the Radford Arsenal and was a long-time, faithful member of the Floyd Church of Christ. He was known for his positive attitude, his one-of a-kind sayings and his humor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Slusher Sowers; a son, Steven Sowers; three brothers, Lindsey, Stan and Wayne Sowers and a sister, Marie Austin.

Left to cherish his precious memory are two sons and daughters-in-law, Neil and Margaret Sowers of Roanoke, Junior and Katherine Sowers of Floyd; one daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Ricky Richardson of Hillsville and a daughter-in-law, Susan Sowers of Hillsville. Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Clinton and Ilene Sowers of Christiansburg and a sister, Glada Hale of Copper Hill; sisters-in-law, Elvie and Vera Sowers. Grandchildren Delta, Sara, Daniel, Steven Wayne, D.J., Joshua and Earl along with four great-granddaughters will forever have fond memories of their PaPa Tom.

A service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mitchell Floyd and Pastor Larry Phillips officiating. A graveside service will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call at Gardner Funeral Home on Tuesday after 5:00 p.m. where the family will be from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Floyd Church of Christ, Floyd County Rescue Squad, or a Hospice Center.

The family would like to thank members of Floyd Church of Christ, Pastor Mitchell Floyd, Floyd County Rescue Squad, Skyline Manor Nursing Home, Reverend Vinton Quesenberry, and Mountain Valley Hospice for all of their kindness and concerns shown.

Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. Condolences to the family may be made at