Roy Don Sowers

October 13, 1931 - September 27, 2015

Roy Don Sowers, 83, of Riner, VA, Went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his Parents Dallas and Mary Alma Epperly Sowers; brothers and sister-in-laws Arlo (Aliene) Sowers, Elvin (Marie) Sowers, Curtis Sowers and sister Oveda Markle. Don was loved by many and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lula Mae Reed Sowers; daughters and son-in-laws, Kathy and Elton Nichols; Connie and Van Martin. Two grandchildren, David and Tiffany Songer, Rachel Martin. One great-granddaughter, Charlee Songer- all of Riner. A step-granddaughter Elisha Nichols and friend Shannon Hypes of Pilot. Two sisters, Jean (Kenneth) Graham of Salem and Margie (Cecil) Sutphin of Pilot and sister-in-law Corine Sowers of Floyd. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Virgie Quesenberry and brother-in-law Calvin (Evelyn) Reed all of Floyd. Don was a hardworking and kind hearted man and friend to many. He put God first and family second and was a member of Bible Holiness Church in Christiansburg. He was a carpenter/building contractor and leaves many quality built homes throughout Floyd and Montgomery County. During his younger years he loved fox hunting. After retiring he enjoyed a little cattle farming and spending Wednesdays at the stock pen. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 5-8 PM at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11:00AM at Gardner Funeral Home with Pastor Dwayne Martin officiating. Interment will follow in St. Matthews Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd (540) 745-2007

Guest book

Lee and Donna Martin

Pearisburg. Va
September 29, 2015

Prayers and thoughts are with you all. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Love and prayers.

Fred Hiatt

Ararat, Va
September 29, 2015

Sorry for your loss...met Don at the stock yard on Wednesday.

Oneta Toler

Salem, Va.
September 30, 2015

Don was a very kind man. I am very sorry for your loss. I know you will always miss him, but you have the peace in knowing that he is in heaven. Love Oneta

David and Wanda Reed

Huntsville Alabama
September 30, 2015

I have many fond memories of uncle Don, and the Sowers family. He was always a joking and kind hearted man. I remember how he loved car races, fox hunting, and farming. But I particularly remember the example he set as a good christian man for all of his family and friends. We are praying peace and healing for you all, and are sorry we can not be there. We love you all. David, Wanda, Brandon, Justin, and Kaitlyn Reed.