Ernest Lee Sowers, age 79, Yorktown, died at his home Feb. 8, 2012 surrounded by his family.
Ernie was a Korean War survivor and recipient of the Korean Service Medal with five Bronze Stars. He and his family owned and operated Ordinary Appliance and Furniture more than 25 years in Gloucester County before retiring and moving to Yorktown; also, a member of the Abingdon Ruritan Club and Providence Baptist Church.
Ernie, an Illinois native, was preceded in death by his son, Ernie Jr.; mother, Annis Wax Sowers; father, Bernard Sowers and his wife Mabel, as well as a sister, Sandra Culver.
Survivors include wife of 52 years, Marion; daughter, Angela Knight and husband Terry; granddaughter, Taylor Knight; two sisters, Annetta Howard and Marsha Roll; two brothers, Carl Sowers and Burl Sowers; and a canine grandson, Marley.
The family received friends Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, from 5-6:30 p.m, at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Dr. Richard Croxton were held at the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. Interment followed with military honors in Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Riverside Hospice, 12420 Warwick Blvd., 6E, Newport News, Va. 23606.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mattern and staff along with Riverside Hospice for their kindness combined with compassion, throughout this journey.
Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.