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Obituary: James Richard Gowin

Obituary: James Richard Gowin

January 24th, 2018 in Obituaries

James Richard Gowin, age 75, of Williamsburg, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Highland Ridge Care Center. He was born October 11, 1942, in Fulton, Missouri, the son of Robert 'Bob' and Edith (Humes) Gowin. He graduated from Fulton High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from 1964-1967. Jim was united in marriage to Diann Bogle on October 9, 1967, in Fulton. He worked as a manager for the Landmark and later became the owner and operator of Jim's Water Conditioning, retiring in 2008. Jim enjoyed working on antique clocks, fishing and snowmobiling, but his ultimate passion was spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Williamsburg American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 50 years: Diann of Williamsburg; two sons: Terry (Sandy) of Acworth, Ga. and Dan (Trisha) of Altoona; four grandchildren: Ali, Austin, Brooke and Paige; a brother: Rusty (Sue) Gowin of Hallsville, Mo.; two sisters: Sharon Gowin (Lynn) and Nita (Sam) Hegazy, all of Fulton, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Wayne (1987); and a brother, Robby. Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A general memorial has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.