Richard Sowards

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Richard "Rick" Sowards

Richard "Rick" Tony Sowards, of Columbus, formerly of West Portsmouth, died Saturday July 27, 2013 at his home.

He was born May 25, 1954, in Portsmouth to the late Sadie M. Givens Sowards and Joseph R. Sowards of West Portsmouth. He worked for Wilcar. Along with his mother he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Raymond Sowards; a sister, Phyllis Sowards; and a brother-in-law, Gary Ridout.

Rick is survived by his father, Joseph Sowards of West Portsmouth; a daughter, Laci (Joshua) Simpson of West Portsmouth; a grandson, Easton Simpson and another grandchild on the way; two sisters, Donna Ridout and Tina (Jeff) Smith, all of West Portsmouth. Rick was loved by many nieces and nephews and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with Calvin Ray Evans and Brian Baer officiating. Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8: p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

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Roger W Davis Funeral Home - West Portsmouth
1310 3rd Street
West Portsmouth, OH 45663
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Published in Portsmouth Daily Times from July 30 to July 31, 2013