Warren E. Stowers, 85, passed away at his home in Sheridan Thursday morning, Aug. 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Born June 5, 1933 in Sheridan, he was the son of the late Gurnie Basil and Edith M. (Clampitt) Stowers.

He was a 1951 graduate of Sheridan High School and a lifelong farmer in the Sheridan area.

Mr. Stowers proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was attached to the 82nd Airborne Division with the U.S. Army.  He would later become a member of both the K.V. Elliott Post 67 of the American Legion in Sheridan, and the T.E. Beikes Indianapolis All Airborne Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association.

For a little more than 10 years, he worked as a machinist with Biddle Screw Products in Sheridan.

Mr. Stowers was very dedicated to many organizations in the Sheridan area and throughout many parts of Boone County. He served as the Marion Township Trustee for many years, as well as holding positions with the Boone County Liquor Board and the Marion Township Advisory Board for a number of years. When election time would roll around, you could always find him serving as a precinct committeeman for Marion Township. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Crown View Cemetery Association, a position he has held for as long as most people can remember. Warren took great pride in how the cemetery looked and how well it served the residents of Sheridan. It was a rare day when you didn't see his truck heading out to Crown View to take a quick trip by the cemetery so he could make sure everything up to snuff. Those quick trips by the cemetery didn't stop with Crown View though. He loved going around and touring different cemeteries, especially the Stowers family cemetery.  Mr. Stowers also loved getting in the truck and just taking a Sunday drive. Family was very important to Warren. He created a family tradition by taking those Sunday drives -whether or not it was Sunday - and doing a drive-by of his family's homes, once again making sure things were up to snuff. This is a tradition that has since been copied by those same family members who used to roll their eyes when he would do it.

Survivors include his two sons, David L. (Julie) Stowers and Devon L. "Sparky" (Julie) Stowers, both of Sheridan; his daughter, Debbie L. (Randy) Price of Sheridan; five grandchildren, Cindy (Jesse) Price-White, Nikki Price, Eric (Nicole) Price, Wyatt Stowers and Gracie Stowers; five great-grandchildren, Brandon Price, Leah Price, Annetta White, Briston White and Keelin White; and his sister, Mildred Babbitt of Noblesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Bonetha "Bonnie" Ferger; and by his son Daniel L Stowers.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan. Chaplain Gary Pitcock will be officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be presented to the American Cancer Society.