Mr. Jackson "Jack" Lewis Sowell, 89, of Lancaster passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Lancaster Convalescent Center.
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Mr. Sowell was born March 1, 1924, in Kershaw, a son of the late William Steve and Nancy Henri Young Sowell. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his discharge he returned to the Citadel and graduated in 1947. Then he joined his father in the oil distribution business.
Mr. Sowell was involved in civic affairs, serving as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the United Way and served on the Springs Hospital Board. He was a past member of the Lions Club and American Legion.
Mr. Sowell was a devoted and active member of Christ Episcopal Church, where he served as senior warden, chairman of the building committee, treasurer and choir member. He loved music and was a member of the Camden Community Concert Band for over 22 years.
Mr. Sowell is survived by his wife, Sue Bryant Hite Sowell of Lancaster; two sons, Jackson Lewis Sowell, Jr. and his wife, Jane, of Waxhaw, and Stephen Hite Sowell of Belmont, N.C.; two daughters, Linda Susan Sowell and her husband, Ed, of Camden, and Sarah Eloise Sowell Albertin and her husband, Mark, of Augusta, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Camille Hite of Greenville; three grandchildren, Bryant, Jamie and Stephanie; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, W.S. "Buddy" Sowell, Jr. and a sister, Dorothy Eloise "Eli" Sowell Fonville.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Sowell was noon Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Christ Episcopal Church. Father Gordon Hamilton officiated. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 488, Lancaster, S.C. 29721, or to the
Notes to the family may be made at www.lancasterfuneralhome.com.
Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mr. Sowell.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Nov. 27, 2013