OBITUARY

Larry Keith Gowder

December 27, 1946June 24, 2020
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Larry entered his eternal home on June 24, 2020. Larry joins in Heaven his two children Keri Ann and Larry “Bub”. Larry was born to Charles F and Wanda Beal Gowder on December 27, 1946. He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1964. Larry has an associate degree in Drafting from Okmulgee Tech (now Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology). He initially took a job in Houston with Brown & Root. Then enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Where he served honorably for 31 years. During his tenure with the Guard he served in various positions, retiring as Enlisted Branch Chief. MSG Gowder received many awards and decorations throughout his career including the Meritorious Service Medal. Larry was proceeded in death by his parent Charles and Wanda Gowder, and both his children Keri Ann and Larry Keith Gowder Jr. “Gowder” leaves behind his wife Carolyn of the home. Daughter Liz and son in law Myron Hamm, Grandsons Trey and Hunter Green and Great grandson Bentlee Green. Brother and sister in law Charles and Debbie Gowder of Texas, Mother and father in law Kenneth and Edith Curtis. Special friends Steve Jensen, Richard Harpp and childhood best friend Randy Parsons. And host of other family, friends and especially his Guard family. Visitation will be held 6-8 pm, Monday, June 29, 2020 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held 9:30 am, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Please sign the online guestbook at www.resthavenfh.com.

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Ellis Rolette

June 30, 2020

To the Gowder family, sorry i could not be there today. My heart is sadden by the lost of a dear friend. We shared a lot of happy times when we were younger, playing a lot of baseball together. I always had a deep respect for Larry and will always smile when i think of him. May God Bless you one and all. Larry, keep looking behind you and I'll catch up with you someday. The Rolette's.


Bob Hines

June 30, 2020

I cannot be there today but neither is Larry there. He is now in the presence of God and in a new army. We served many years together and I have never met a kinder, gentler, loving person. If the worlds was full of Larry's we would not be in the condition we are today. I love you Larry and will see you in time to come.

Jimmy Mitchell

June 29, 2020

MSG Larry Gowder was a soldier's Sergeant he believed in taking care of all soldiers needs. His funny stories will be missed. That smile that was always on his face was contagious your day always improved with Larry. Will miss you brother.

Tom Shepherd

June 29, 2020

So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. We appreciate his service to our country.
Tom and Gaye Shepherd

Lindsey Arrington (Carter)

June 29, 2020

I wanted to send my love to you during this time. The Carter family has so many wonderful memories with the Gowder’s that will forever be cherished. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Lindsey

Babe Milam

June 29, 2020

My friend. My buddy. One of the most amazing people I’ve ever known. Back in the old days we shared lots of memories. Music. Fishing. Golf. Softball. Our guard service together. Carolyn. Liz. He was one of a kind. He’s gonna be remembered for a long time. All the rest of us can only hope that we’re remembered the way that he is. But that’s just him. He brought out the best in everyone who knew him. Him Bub and kari r together and saying. Don’t cry for us. We’re back together and will see y’all later on. Rest in total peace. My brother.

Chet Akins

June 29, 2020

Deepest Sympathy's ,

Scott and Leslie Draper

June 28, 2020

Scott and I have such fond memories of our time spent with the Gowders.
Larry was such an amazing person.
🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 His loss is certainly felt by everyone who loved him.

Della Sellers

June 28, 2020

Gowder you were one of the finest men I've had the pleasure to call my friend. You went above and beyond for anyone who needed your help, not many left like you. You will definitely be missed by all who knew you. Prayers for your loved one's left behind to treasure your memories. Rest in peace my friend.

Dick Carter

June 28, 2020

One of the finest persons I’ve ever known. Was always willing to help in any way he could. It is a privilege to call him a friend. He will be missed by many. Rest In Peace my friend love you like a brother

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