Delbert Dean Sowders, age 75, of Meridian, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at his residence. Cremation arrangements were handled by Lawson Funeral Home. He was born Jan. 11, 1938, in Limestone County, Texas. He was a son of the late John Wilson Sowders and Ruby Jewel Durham Sowders. He grew up in the Morgan area where he attended school. He served with the U. S. Marine Corps from 1956 until 1960. He returned to Bosque County where he worked on several ranches and farms. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Condolences may be sent to the family at lawsonfuneralhome.net. Arrangement by Lawson Funeral Home of Meridian.