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Jason B. Sowell

February 12, 1932 - October 11, 2016

Obituary


Jason Byron Sowell Jr. of Dallas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at his residence in Dallas. He was 84 years old.
He was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, on February 12, 1932, to Dick Sowell and Mary Rowland. At an early age he and his family moved to Texas, first to Tyler, then as a teen to Dallas. He attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where his interest in history was sparked into a lifelong passion. Some of his best memories were formed during his years at Washington and...

Jason Byron Sowell Jr. of Dallas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at his residence in Dallas. He was 84 years old.
He was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, on February 12, 1932, to Dick Sowell and Mary Rowland. At an early age he and his family moved to Texas, first to Tyler, then as a teen to Dallas. He attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where his interest in history was sparked into a lifelong passion. Some of his best memories were formed during his years at Washington and Lee, and he continued to hold the university in high esteem his entire life.
Following a short tour of duty with the US Navy he attended the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He was admitted to the Bar in 1959, practicing with the firm of Edwards, Lowell and Padgett. He took great pride in the plaque he received from the Bar Association in recognition of his 50 years of service.
He was a sportsman and a tournament marksman. He collected antique guns, accumulating over the years one of the finest collections of US Marshall pistols in the United States. He enjoyed travel, visiting France and Switzerland annually. While he relished the good things in life, his family meant the most to him. His children and grandchildren have especially fond memories of weekends with him at the farm and his annual Christmas Eve party. He was a member of the Dallas Country Club, the Dallas Petroleum Club, Calyx, Idlewild, Terpsichore, and others.
Jason is preceded in death by his brother, James R. Sowell, and his son, Jason Byron Sowell III. Survivors include his son, Lee Rowland Sowell, his daughter, Susan Lyman Buhner, and her husband, David, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, October 17, 2016, at Sparkman/HillcrestMemorial Park Cemetery, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas, 75225. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Washington and Lee University through their website, https://colonnadeconnections.wlu.edu, or by contacting Carrie Berry at cberry@wlu.edu. Online condolences can be made at www.Sparkman-Hillcrest.com.