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Gordon Emery Mowrey, age 90, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on November 11, 1922 to the late Raleigh and Margaret Isabell Ellis Mowrey. In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by a son, Tyler Mowrey; a grandson, Brian Mowrey, and sisters, Myrtle Doedyns and Nellie McCann.
He was a United States Navy Veteran.
Gordon was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Trivette Mowrey; daughters and sons-in-law: Karen Brown of Phoenix, AZ, Shelby Mowrey of Tucson, AZ; Stephanie Wills and husband Robert of Mountain City, TN and Patricia Rabideau and husband Don of Fayetteville, NC; son, Emery Mowrey and wife Debbie of Fairbanks, AK; brother, R.J. Mowrey of Riverton, WY; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service for Gordon will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Mountain City, Tennessee with Rev. Wendie Jekabsons to officiate. Military Rites will follow the service at the church and will be accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Honorary Pallbearers are Hank Medley, Bill Heuton, Evalds Jekabsons, Dean Withworth, John Cornett, Andy Garland, Saul Garland and Dennis Greene.
The family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to all of the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of the Mountain Home Medical Center for all of their care and kindness.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 856 Pine Orchard Road, Butler, TN 37640.
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The family of Gordon Emery Mowrey has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.