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Walter Thomas Sowell

November 6, 1933 - May 4, 2020

Burial Date May 9, 2020

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Walter Thomas Sowell, 86, of Phenix passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 at home.  He was the husband first to the late Lona May Dunaway Sowell and second to the late Frances Walker Sowell.

Walter was born in Campbell County, November 6, 1933, a son of the late Sandy Martin Sowell and Josie Worsham Sowell.  He was a retired electrician.

He is survived by a daughter, Laura Doster (Wayne); two grandchildren, Katie and Zachary Doster all of Gastonia, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Amber and Kaitlyn; and a stepdaughter, Brenda Cowlbeck of Prince William.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Monroe, Mary Frances “Dolly” Dunigan; five brothers, Irvin, Aubrey, Paige, Kenneth, and Ed Sowell.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Childrey Baptist Church by the Rev. Allan Murphy.