OWENSBORO -- Joe Sowders, 72, of Owensboro, Kentucky, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at his home in Owensboro. Joseph Rogers Sowders was born June 7, 1945, in Daviess County, Kentucky, to the late Claude Thomas and Catherine Pearl Fenwick Sowders. He was a retired industrial painter from the Painters Local No. 156 of Evansville and a member of the Catholic faith. He was a member of Southern Indiana Racing Association, enjoyed John Wayne movies, NASCAR, go kart racing, and spending time with both his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brother, J.W. Sowders.

Survivors include four sons and their wives, Jamie and Christa Sowders of Owensboro, Jeff and Stacy Sowders of Hartford, Chris Cook of Rumsey, and Darrel and Brenda Walker of Calhoun; five grandchildren, Jordan Towery, Taylor Sowders, Zoie Sowders, Amelia Jo Sowders, and Vivian Sowders; a great-grandson, Corbyn Allen; a sister, Matilda Adkins of Jeffersonville, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel. Share your memories and photos of Joe at musterfuneralhomes.com.

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