Sowers, Roy Don

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Roy Don Sowers, 83, of Riner, VA, Went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his Parents Dallas and Mary Alma Epperly Sowers; brothers and sister-in-laws Arlo (Aliene) Sowers, Elvin (Marie) Sowers, Curtis Sowers and sister Oveda Markle.

Don was loved by many and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lula Mae Reed Sowers; daughters and son-in-laws, Kathy and Elton Nichols; Connie and Van Martin. Two grandchildren, David and Tiffany Songer, Rachel Martin. One great-granddaughter, Charlee Songer- all of Riner. A step-granddaughter Elisha Nichols and friend Shannon Hypes of Pilot. Two sisters, Jean (Kenneth) Graham of Salem and Margie (Cecil) Sutphin of Pilot and sister-in-law Corine Sowers of Floyd. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Virgie Quesenberry and brother-in-law Calvin (Evelyn) Reed all of Floyd.

Don was a hardworking and kind hearted man and friend to many. He put God first and family second and was a member of Bible Holiness Church in Christiansburg. He was a carpenter/building contractor and leaves many quality built homes throughout Floyd and Montgomery County. During his younger years he loved fox hunting. After retiring he enjoyed a little cattle farming and spending Wednesdays at the stock pen.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 5-8 PM at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11:00AM at Gardner Funeral Home with Pastor Dwayne Martin officiating. Interment will follow in St. Matthews Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd (540) 745-2007