Joseph "Joe" Francis Sowa
July 26, 1941 – November 2, 2019
Joseph Francis Sowa, 78, of Shreveport, LA passed into eternal life on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Bossier City, LA.
Joe was born on July 26, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland to Thomas and Clara Sowa the fifth of six sons.
Joe Proudly served in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, LA. After serving his country, Joe worked at Gould Battery and later retired from General Motors in 2006. Joe was of the Baptist faith.
Joe is survived by Betty Chaddick Sowa, his wife of 57 years, brother Richie and wife Linda; sister-in-law Cora and husband Richard Auchard, sister-in-law Marjorie Chaddick, and numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, four sisters-in-law, one nephew, one niece, and brother-in-law Claude Chaddick.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Centuries Memorial located at 8801 Mansfield Road in Shreveport, LA. Graveside service will be at 1:00pm at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, LA with Reverend Michael Pedroza officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shreveport Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Northwest Louisiana Food Bank or charity of your choice.
- Betty Chaddick Sowa, Wife
- Richie and wife Linda, Brother
- Cora and wife husband Richard Aurchard, Sister-in-law
- Marjorie Chaddick, Sister-in-law
- Joe was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, four sisters-in-law, one nephew, one niece, and brother-in-law Claude Chaddick
- Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Joseph "Joe" Francis Sowa
November 5, 2019
I have been friends with Betty and Joe for about 19 years, and I have so many wonderful memories of all the good times we shared, along with some sad ones of losing ones that were dear to us. I first got to know them from playing Bingo with them at Veterans Bingo. There were about ten of us that played together, and a lot of dear and lasting friendships were formed. We celebrated birthdays, dinners, trips to south Louisiana, and a lot of good times together. My daughter, Jennifer, had the same birthday as Joe; and we would sometimes celebrate at Red Lobster. The photo below was on Joe's 71st birthday and Jennifer's 39th. We all love Joe and will miss him but will be there for Betty to honor his life. Rest in peace Joe until we meet again in heaven.