Lt. Colonel George Lee Sowell

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Lt. Colonel George Lee Sowell, 53, died on October 28, 2015, in Houston, Texas. George is survived by his loving mother, Elizabeth Lee Sledge Sowell; his sister, Katy Sowell Agarwal; and uncles, James Sledge and Webb Sledge, of Gadsden, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Sowell. George lived a selfless life, committed to serving others. After growing up in Gadsden and Jacksonville, he was a proud graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, attending school on an Air Force ROTC Scholarship. George served an honorable career in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 until 2006 when he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. After retirement, George thrived in his work at the Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, Hawaii. He truly enjoyed his time with the Air Force and the Kamehameha Schools in the field of information management. Unfortunately George was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer in 2012. His sister's family, Sandeep, Kristopher, Libby, Elisabeth and Krishna, of Houston, Texas, were blessed that he came to live with them and to be closer to his mother while having treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Kamehameha Schools in honor of George Sowell. A memorial service will be held at the MDACC Freeman-Dunn Chapel and, at a later time, he will be commemorated and interred at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.
Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 8, 2015
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