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 www.clark-kirkland.com.