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418 North 13th Street
P.O. Box 1557
Corsicana, TX 75110
Phone: 903-874-3755
Fax: 903-874-5621
Maynard Sowell

Maynard Lester Sowell

Sunday, October 6th, 1935 - Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Maynard Lester Sowell, 83, of Corsicana died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. He was born Oct. 6, 1935 in Edna, Texas.

He was a businessman who found pleasure through his endeavors in the oil and gas industry. Maynard was also a lifetime outdoorsman and sports enthusiast.

In his youth, he was a star high school football and track athlete at Edna High School. Following high school, he continued his love of sports, playing on the University of Houston Cougars football team. Maynard married his high school sweetheart, Carol Ann Schwarz, then returned to the oilfield and together with Carol, raised a family.

He is preceded in death by his parents V.K. and Viola Sowell; his brother Vernon Sowell; his wife, Carol Sowell; and infant son, Blaine Sowell.

He is survived by his mother-in-law Ruth Lee Schwarz; sister-in-law, Janie Sowell; sons Lance Sowell, Keith Sowell and wife Loree, Brett Sowell, Scott Sowell and wife, Grace. He is also survived by grandchildren Sierrah and Maynard Sowell, and great-grandson Ori Sowell.

The family appreciates the care given to their father, grandfather, and great-grandfather by Sherry Kelley, friend and long-time employee.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Edna, Texas. Honorary pallbearers are Vint Sowell, Mark Bryant, Bill Stoner, Hartley Young, Roy Charles Ortalon, Ronny Willis, Frank Wheelock, Buster Brown and Richard Cummins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Carol Sowell Memorial Scholarship at Believer’s Bible Church, 2400 N. Bowie Dr., Corsicana.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Corley Funeral Home
    418 North 13th Street
    CORSICANA, TX 75110
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 13th, 2018 | 3:00pm
    Thursday, December 13th, 2018 3:00pm
    Memory Gardens Cemetery
    204 Buffalo Street
    EDNA, TX 77957
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    Mr. Richard Cummins
  • Interment

    Memory Gardens Cemetery
    204 Buffalo Street
    EDNA, TX 77957
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Posted at 11:02am
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'd like to share some real hope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. "His breath goeth forth, he returneth to the earth and that very day his thoughts perish." In Acts 24:15 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. That was a foregleam of the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God's original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God's purpose hasn't changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says god created the earth to be inhabited. That's why he gave his son to die for us, John 3:16, so we could have everlasting life on earth. In Revelation 21:4 says there'll be no more pain or death. Since there's no pain or death in heaven, those are future condition here on earth as God had intended.

Larry and Arline Bell

Posted at 04:14pm
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Maynard. He has been a good friend to many and loved by many more. Our prayers of comfort are for his family and Sherrie and her children. God bless...

Mike Melton

Posted at 10:46pm
Dear Lance and Keith,I've known your family since we were kids.I came to your house many times.Your mom and dad were always wonderful to me.I had to keep Maynard happy by keeping Carol in yellow Cadillacs.You are a great family.I pray for your peace this day.You are lucky to be raised by such good parents.May God be with you during this time.He will heal you and comfort you.Have faith and God bless. Sincerely,Mike Melton

Lowell Hudson AKA Nose

Posted at 10:17pm
A good friend to me and many others.I was glad to have known him.The world will miss him and I will also!!A good athlete and business man who wanted no recognition for any of his many accomplishments.Good bye old friend,their is a song bye Roger Miller "Old Friends" I sent it to Maynard once,he loved it,he would sit on his back porch and listen to it and smoke a cigar,I hope all of you will know the peace it brought to him!!

Mike & Marsha Stearman

Posted at 07:16pm
To the Sowell Family We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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