William H. Sowers Sr., 80, of Findlay and formerly of Sycamore, died at 12:40 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Fox Run Manor, Findlay.
He was born on Dec. 20, 1939, in Sycamore, to Glenn and Winifred (Luman) Sowers. He married Goldie (Funk) Sowers and they later divorced.
Surviving are the following children, Bill (Alice) Sowers Jr., rural Sycamore; Michael Sowers, Findlay; Patti Hetzel, rural Sycamore; Gary (Diann) Sowers, Findlay; Scott (Holly) Sowers, Ostrander; and Dawn Sowers, Findlay. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Chad, Dustin, Brock and Eric Sowers, Rochelle Brown, Kerry and Andrea Hetzel, Cole Sowers, Jacob and Isabelle Sowers and Katelyn Walter; plus 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Sowers; and a sister, Carolyn Trumbo; besides his parents. Bill was the retired owner of Bill Sowers Tree Service and Nursery in Sycamore. He was a graduate of Sycamore High School, was a former member of the Findlay Moose Lodge #362 and the Sycamore American Legion Post #250. He was a member of the National Arborist Association and the International Society of Arborculture (ISA).
For hobbies Bill collected old lanterns, loved to fish and hunt, watch the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and the Detroit Red Wings. He especially loved spending time with family especially his grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, at noon at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, with the Rev. Glory Geib officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore. Visitation will be held on the same day from 10 a.m.-noon prior to the memorial service. It will be required to wear a mask and social distance on Saturday.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Sycamore American Legion ball field in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, OH 44882.
Online expressions of sympathy can be made at waltonmoorefuneralhome.com.