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Obituary for Arvel Lawerence ""Red"" Gowen

Arvel “Red” Gowen Sr., 79, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Home. He was born in Piedmont, MO on April 13, 1939, to parents Samuel and Elsie Faye (Smith) Gowen. Red was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In his younger years, he played drums in a band, however, he was known for his ability to play the spoons. He enjoyed the outdoors, sitting around a campfire and fishing. Red owned his own business as a commercial painter and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a veteran of the United States Army. In addition to his parents, Red is preceded in death by brothers: Pete, Jerry and Bill Gowen; sisters: Annie Esterline and Mary Brinkley. He is survived by his children: Arvel Gowen Jr. and wife Misty of Boaz, KY, Kathy Trimble and husband Roy of Wickliffe, KY, Cheryl Gowen of Boaz, KY; grandchildren: Tara Fulmer and husband Brian, Brittany Clark and companion Richard Keyser, Tayler Elder and husband James, Dillon Gowen, Katlin Gowen, Preston Gowen; great-grandchildren: Emrie Fulmer, Fraya Gowen and Ceyenne Elder; brothers: Sam Gowen and wife Mary of Piedmont, MO, Albert Gowen and wife Faye of Salem, MO, Jim Gowen of California. Elsie Hampton of Piedmont, MO and many friends. Visitation was held 11:30 am, Monday, October 22, 2018 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Funeral services followed at 2:00 pm also at the chapel. Pastors Wayne Street and Richard Sanders ministered to the family. Roy Trimble, Joe Gowen, Brian Fulmer, Alex Rosson, Alan Gowen and Alex Ruegg served as pallbearers. Burial followed with full military honors at Anderson Cemetery, Piedmont, Mo. Online condolences can be made at

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When Monday, October 22, 2018 11:30am - 2:00pm
Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont
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Monday, October 22, 2018 2:00pm
Pastor Wayne Street
Pastor Richard Sanders
Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont
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Monday, October 22, 2018 2:45pm
CR 347 A
Piedmont, Missouri 63957