Graveside service for William Donald Sowell, Sr. age 81, will be held Monday at 2:00 at the McBee Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Rev. Charlie Short will officiate. Visitation will be following the graveside service.
Mr. Sowell was born in Camden a son of the late Leonard Ervin Sowell and Lizzie West Sowell. He was a member of Greater Heights Baptist Church. He was retired after 34 years of service in Law Enforcement having served as Chief of Police in McBee and worked at Lamar, Hartsville and Pageland Police Department. He was a member of the McBee Masonic Lodge and was a founding member of the McBee Rescue Squad.
Surviving are one daughter, Donna (John) Catoe, McBee; one son, William (Tanya) Sowell, Cassatt; six grandchildren, Justin Sowell, Caitlin Majors, Josh Branham, Lucas Catoe, Matthew Sowell and Rachel Sowell; three great grandchildren, Emma Grace Majors , Dawsen Branham and Kendall Sowell. He was preceded in death by his wife Annie Melton Sowell.
Memorials may be made to the McBee Rescue Squad, 79 South Six Street, McBee, S.C. 29101.
Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sowell family