Obituary: Michael S. Sowders, Sr.

September 6, 1972 – September 19, 2022

Michael S. Sowders, Sr., 50, of Bedford, passed away at 11:51 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2022.

Born September 6, 1972, in Marion Co., he was the son of Michael L. and Vicki L. (Ryan) Sowders. He was a life-long truck driver and recently was working as an operator for BH Hoadley Stone Quarry. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Bedford Jeepers, and Southern Monroe Coon Hunters Club.

Survivors include a son, Michael Sowders, Jr., and Ashley Robbins, of Bedford; two grandsons, Wyatt and Waylon
Sowders; three step-daughters, Rachelle Fleshman, Makayla Fleshman, and Kiana Fleshman, all of Seymour;
his father, Michael Sowders, of Bedford; a sister, Michelle Sowders, of Bedford; a brother, Jamie Sowders, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, two uncles, Terry and Larry “Peach” Sowders, and his grandfather, Robert Ryan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Michael Nicholson officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 pm on Tuesday, September 27th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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