Richard L. Gowen – March 12, 1922/May 16, 2015

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gowanRichard L. Gowen, age 93, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Dierks, Arkansas, the first of 8 children born to David Arty and Pearl Dora (Tidwell) Gowen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He married Virginia D. Jones in 1940. They were married for 65 years prior to her death in 2005. He was also predeceased by his parents and one sister, Emma Eastwood.

Richard is survived by five children, Ann Wyatt, Danny Gowen, Glenda Allen, Calvin Gowen, and Carla Roccaforte; ten grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Dorothy Holder, Winnie Henry, Josephine Smith, Allie McKenzie, and Maggie Patterson; one brother, David Gowen.

jaynesA visitation will take place 5-8 pm on Friday, May 22, 2015 with services at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 23, 2015, both at Jaynes Memorial Chapel.

Interment will be at a later date at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.