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

October 6, 1935 – December 10, 2018

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Obituary for Maynard Lester Sowell

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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When Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Corley Funeral Home
418 North 13th Street
Corsicana, TX 75110

Service Information

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

Interment Information

Memory Gardens Cemetery
204 Buffalo Street
Edna, TX 77957