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BRO. William "Bill" Sowder

William "Bill" Sowder, 84, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2009.

He was a retired bus driver with the Transit Authority of River City, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member of Robinson Masonic Lodge # 266.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tracey Lynn; and sisters, Bea, Ruth and Helen.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Recie; his daughter, Peggy Hagerman (Steve); son, Greg Sowder; two grandsons, Nathan Sowder and Steve Lewis Hagerman II; one granddaughter, Raven Alexandra Hagerman; sister, Rose; brother, R.H. Sowder; stepsister, Berlyene Bumgardner.

His funeral service will be held Saturday at noon at Ratterman Funeral Home, Southside Drive, with burial in Bethany Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to express their great appreciation to their neighbors that Bill so dearly Loved, Terry, Lisa and Rowena.

Pearson- Raterman Brothers Funeral Home in Middletown is in charge of arrangements.

Masonic Service will be at 6:00 pm at the Funeral Home.

Published in The Courier-Journal on October 29, 2009