Gary Dean "String Bean" Sowers Obituary

Gary Dean
Gary Dean "String Bean" Sowers

December 23, 1946 - August 3, 2018
Born in Martins Ferry, Ohio
Resided in Cadiz, Ohio


Gary Dean “String Bean” Sowers, 71, of Cadiz died Friday, August 3, 2018 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, WV. He was born December 23, 1946 in Martins Ferry, Ohio a son of the late Charles and Ina Biel Sowers.
He was a veteran of the US Army having served in the VietNam Era where he received the Purple Heart with the 25th infantry division. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Adena American Legion.
He was preceded in death in addition to his parents, by a number of brothers and sisters.
Surviving are 2 daughters: Dina (Doug) Utter of New Athens and Lainey (Brandon) Rinkes of Cadiz; 2 sons: Greg Capers of Columbus and Terry (Alysia) Capers of Cadiz; 7 granchildren with the oldest serving in the military; a brother, Raymond Sowers of Cadiz; a sister, Ruth Toto of Adena; and special nephew, Chuckie Sowers.
A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, August 13 from 11:00 a.m. until time of memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio. Paul Giffin will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to Liza's Place, c/o Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
Online condolences may be made at



Memorial Visitation
Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home
172 South Main Street
Cadiz, OH US 43907
Monday, August 13, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Memorial Service
Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home
172 South Main Street
Cadiz, OH US 43907
Monday, August 13, 2018
1:00 PM




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