Oren Keith Sowder

Oren Keith Sowder, 79, of Simpsonville, S.C., husband of Sharon Crum Sowder, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 while at home surrounded by his family.

Born August 14, 1936, in Bloomington, IN, Mr. Sowder was a son of the late Ted R. Sowder and the late Leona Nilson Sowder. Mr. Sowder was a long-time member of the Church of Christ. He served as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal service for 31 years.

In addition to his wife, Sharon, of 62 years, Mr. Sowder is survived by two sons, Ritch Keith Sowder and his wife, Jill, of Indiana, and Lanny Kyle Sowder and his wife, Sherri, of Simpsonville; three grandchildren, Matthew Sowder and his wife, Alexis, of Indiana, Kristin S. Wilson and her husband, Skip, of Simpsonville, and Andrew Sowder of Simpsonville; three great grandchildren, Hailey Wilson, Rachel Wilson and Mitchell Sowder.

He was preceded in death by three grandsons, Craig Michael Sowder, Christopher Michael Sowder, and Christopher Kyle Sowder; two brothers, Melvin Sowder and Larry Sowder; and one sister, Mary Kay Sowder.

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