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George Leonard Gowens, 80, of Lebanon, Ind., passed away at 4:22 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Homewood Healthcare in Lebanon, Ind.
He was born September 10, 1937, in St Bernice, Ind., the son of Kenneth Lee and Audrey Mary (Martin) Gowens.
He married Laura (Hutchison) Bennett on October 19, 2012, in Veedersburg, Ind.
Surviving family include his wife, Laura Bennett-Gowens, Lebanon, Ind.; a son, Kenneth Leonard (wife, Michelle) Gowens, Mishawaka, Ind.; a brother, Garland (wife, Carolyn) Gowens, Indianapolis; two sisters, Gail Mills of North Carolina, Kathy (husband, Wayne) Craig, Clinton, Ind.; and several grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Lori Aleta Gowens Mack.
George graduated from St Bernice High School. He was employed for over 60 years as an electrical lineman. The last 20 years prior to his retirement he was employed in Veedersburg.
George liked to talk to people, especially telling them jokes that would make them laugh. He also liked quarterhorses and spent many years training the ones that were bred and born on his farm near Cayuga. He enjoyed his work as Electric Superintendent for Veedersburg and took pride in teaching the men who worked for him the skills they needed to be successful.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, November 8, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Visitation will begin at noon EST Wednesday and continue until the time of the service. Burial will be at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, November 9, at Sugar Grove Cemetery near St. Bernice, Ind.
Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com
Published on November 6, 2017
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