Mr. Billy Lee Sowards, 82, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021. Mr. Sowards was born in Lincoln Co. West VA on December 21, 1938 to the late Harry Sowards and Ruth Stowers Sowards. He was married to the late Ina Whittington Sowards who preceded him April 22, 2006. Billy was retired from the U.S. Navy after many years of service. He was of the Baptist faith. He loved reading and studying the Bible.
Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Sowards of Franklin, NC; two sons, Father Mike Sowards of PA and Wil Anderson of Maggie Valley, NC; one sister, Sue Coulter of West Virginia; 8 half brothers and sisters; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchidren.
A military service will be held 4:00 pm Monday, October 4, 2021 in the chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home with Father William M. Sowards and Mrs. Brieanna Hess officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00 pm at the funeral home before the service. Burial will follow on October 12th at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl.
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