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Pearl "Tex" Sowell


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Pearl "Tex" Sowell Obituary
Pearl "Tex" Sowell

Pearl "Tex" Sowell, age 95, of Alcester, SD, died July 27, 2017 from injuries sustained during a crash at the Alcester Care and Rehab Center. Family will greet friends from 4:00-6:30 pm Tuesday August 1, at Miller Westside Funeral Chapel 6200 W. 41st St. Sioux Falls, SD.

Tex was born in Lindale, TX on September 18, 1921. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII in the European theatre. He was stationed in Sioux Falls in 1943 and married Deloris Stockwell on February 13, 1945. They made their home in the Sioux Falls and Hartford area. Tex was a mechanic and worked at the Big 3 Garage and Billion Automotive.

Tex was proceeded in death by his son David in 1992, his wife Deloris in 2002 and Ed Schumann, great-grandsons, Matthew and Caleb.

He is survived by his children, Rita (Ed) Schumann, Roger (Deb), Kathy (Roy) Orth, Patti (Leon) VandenBos, Randy (Candy), Bill (Patches), Cindi (Norb) Underberg, Tasha (Jesse) Rouse, sister, Eva Sowell Bechler, and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Tex was called Papa by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was well loved and will be missed by the entire family and friends.

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Published in The Argus Leader on July 29, 2017
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