SHERMAN - Bennie McGowan, 87, of Sherman, Texas, passed away on Saturday morning, April 12th.|
Bennie was born June 4, 1926, and was raised in Loraine, Texas. He graduated from Loraine High School and then joined the army. He served in WWII and Korea. After his army service was completed, he was employed by Gulf Oil and later by Atlantic Richfield. He spent most of his oilfield years living and working in the Odessa, Texas area. He retired from Atlantic Richfield in 1985.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Ethelyn and his stepdaughter, Judy.
Bennie loved to camp and to travel. He spent many enjoyable years pulling a travel trailer across most of America. He also enjoyed just riding around and looking at the country side. For the past couple of years Bennie lived at the Renaissance in Sherman. He was very fond of his caregivers and very appreciative of all that they did for him.
Bennie is survived by his wife of 30 years, Verna McGowan. He is also survived by his stepson Chris Cowen and his wife Shara of Sherman, Texas, as well as James Cowen of Bandera, Texas.
There will be no family night. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15th at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa, Texas.
Send personal condolences to www.bratcherfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2014