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William "Bill" Clayton Sowards, Jr

November 21, 1934 May 12, 2018
William "Bill" Clayton Sowards, Jr
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Obituary for William "Bill" Clayton Sowards, Jr

Durham: William "Bill" Clayton Sowards, Jr., 83, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Duke University Hospital. He was born in Huntington, WV, the son of the late William C. Sowards and Irene Hall Sowards. He was preceded in death by his wife, Michie Sowards. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps (1953-1973) and was the CEO of Triangle Sewing and Vacuum Center.

Mr. Sowards is survived by his sons, Rickey Lee Sowards (Penny) of Suffolk, VA, Charles Edward Sowards of Durham and grandchildren, Ashley Lynn Sowards and Michie Lee Sowards.

Private services will be held at a later date at First Apostle Church in Sanford officiated by Rev. George Akers.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Send condolences online to

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