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Kermit Lee Sowards


Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

28 Harding Ave., Jackson, Ohio 45640

(p) 740-286-2010

Kermit Lee Sowards, of Jackson, Ohio passed away at Adena Regional Medical Center, Saturday August 28, 2021.

Kermit was born August 6, 1943, in Logan, West Virginia to the late William “Hosscat” Sowards and Annabelle (Webb) Sowards.

He is survived by his three daughters, Lisa (Eden) Taylor, Regina (Steve) Lundy, Angela (Markus) Kearns; six grandchildren, Kristan (Jeremy) Moore, Eden Taylor, Brittney (James) Martin, Ashley (Jerrod) Ewing, Dedrick (Danielle) Kearns and Matthew Kearns. Also surviving are seven great grandchildren; two siblings, Sharron (Tom) Watson and Patty Anaya; his former wife and the mother of his children, Mary Swann; two aunts, one niece and three nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin sister, Dottie Baker and his nephew, Chris Labadie.

Kermit was a Vietnam Army Veteran. He attended Glenroy Freewill Baptist Church when physically able. He enjoyed reading the Bible, listening to gospel music, fishing and watching westerns, but most of all, he loved his family and the Lord.

Friends may call Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 11-1 PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will immediately follow at the funeral home with Pastor David Monroe. Burial will follow in Pattonsville Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

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