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Larry Gene Sowell

December 7, 1945 — December 30, 2023

Shiloh

 

Larry Gene Sowell was born on December 07, 1945 in Michie, Tennessee, the son of the late Lawrence and Eva Oberia White Sowell.

On August 15, 1965, he was united in marriage to Sharron Mitchell Sowell, who survives.

Larry was a route salesman for Wonder Bread for 32 years. He was a member of the Bakery and Confectionery Union and Living Word Fellowship Church. Larry previously worked for Douglas and Lomason in Marianna, Arkansas, Securitas Security Services USA, Incorporate, and Packaging Corporation of America for 15 years. He loved horses, fishing, hunting, his mother's chocolate pie, black walnut ice cream, watching Westerns, and teaching his grandchildren to love horses as much as he did. Larry was a loving and caring husband and father. He was a hard worker and believed in following the rules. 

Larry Gene Sowell departed this life December 30, 2023 in Shiloh, Tennessee at the age of 78 years and 23 days. 

He is survived by his wife, Sharron Kaye Sowell of Shiloh, Tennessee; son, Timothy Gene Sowell (Traci) of Bossier City, Louisiana; daughter, Melanie Kaye Brownlee of Columbus, Mississippi; brother, Ricky Sowell of Crump, Tennessee; sister, Elizabeth Ann Hill of Adamsville, Tennessee; sisters-in-law, Debbie Sowell of Savannah, Tennessee and Martha Sowell of Pickwick, Tennesse, Millie Hill of Olive Branch, Mississippi and Beulah Griffin of Wiggins, Mississippi; brother-in-law, Billy McMahan (Glenda) of Kaufman, Texas; grandchildren, Blake and Shelby Sowell of Bossier City, Louisiana, Adam Mitchell (Gabbie) of Savannah, Tennessee, Larry Joe Brownlee (Abbie) of Columbus, Mississippi, and Joshua Brownlee (Jessica) of Hamilton, Mississippi; and great grandchilren, Owen and Noah Mitchell of Savannah, Tennessee, Kipton Brownlee of Columbus, Mississippi, Thomas Nanny of Hamilton, Mississippi, Skylynn Sowell, and Serenity Davis both of Bossier City, Louisiana.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death his brother, Jimmy Neal Sowell; grandparents, David Sowell, Mary Elizabeth Sowell, Ivan Washington, and Nona White; father-in-law, Hubbert Mitchell, mother-in-law, Mildred Mitchell; sisters-in-law; Billye Hendrix and Louise Montague; and brothers-in-law, Jimmy and Larry Mitchell.

In lieu of flowers, you can make a a donation to Living Word Fellowship Missions 18775 Highway 69 Savannah, Tennessee 38372 or St. Jude 501 St Jude Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Thursday, January 4, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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450 Church Street, Savannah, TN 38372

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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450 Church Street, Savannah, TN 38372

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Interment

Thursday, January 4, 2024

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