He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucy King Sowell of Ozark; a daughter, Kristi Williamson and her husband David of Muldrow; a son, Monty Sowell and his fiancee Christi Moss, of Springdale; a son, Scott Sowell and his wife Lynn of Fort Smith; his grandchildren, Kallie and Kourtney Williamson of Muldrow, Kaitlin Sowell of Russellville and Evan and Abby Sowell of Little Rock; stepgrandchildren, Michael and Kayleigh Anderson of Greenwood and Ashley Anderson of Fort Smith; a stepgreat-grandchild, Taylyn Anderson of Greenwood; a sister, Betty Ward of Olive Branch; several nieces and nephews; and a special grandniece, Blair Mefferd.
Funeral service was Saturday at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Mark Cloninger and the Rev. John Noggle officiating and burial at Duncan Cemetery in Ozark under direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were David Williamson, David Savage, Mike Paxton, Loren Ward, Adam Wood, Randy Mefford and Michael Anderson.
Honorary pallbearers were George Sims, Jerry Glidewell, Amir Abdul-Khaliq, Dr. Charles Jennings, the Honorable Robert Dawson, Toby Breeden and Frank Taylor Cox.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boys and Girls Club, 4905 N. O St., Fort Smith, AR 72904; or to Grenades Chapel, 12627 Hwy. 23 N., Ozark, AR 72949,