|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1932|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 2011|
BROOKPORT, Ill. — Billy Gene Gower, 79, died at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Lourdes hospital in Paducah.
Billy was born January 21, 1932, in Massac County to Charles "Hallie" Gower and Freda (Burrus) Gower-Johnston. He married Barbara (Smith) Gower on February 24, 1952, in Corinth, Miss. Together they have shared 59 years of marriage.
Billy was a retired insulator for TVA in Paducah. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served his country honorably during the Korean War. He attended Brookport Church of God for 40 years. He was a member of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Gower; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Jean and Don Davie of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Micah Davie of Nashville, Tenn., and Melissa Davie of Seattle; three great-grandchildren, Kyle Davie of Lebanon, Tenn., the twins, Jacob and Caleb Davie of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Vernon Johnston of Paducah and Nickey Johnston and wife, Gaye of Hamletsburg; two sisters, Donna "Tootsie" Mann of Hamletsburg and Barbara Sebastian and husband Tom of Wilmette, Ill.; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Freeman Dommer Johnston.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Brookport Church of God with the Rev. Charles Tate officiating. Interment will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery in Metropolis. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Brookport Church of God.
Memorials may be made to Brookport Church of God. Memorial envelopes will be available at the church.
Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City is entrusted with the arrangements. Please join the family in honoring the memory of Billy Gower by visiting www.pylefuneralhome.com and posting your memories and tributes.
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