Wilburn Wayne Gowen Sr., 78, of Fredericktown, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown. He was born May 19, 1933 in Neelyville, Missouri, a son of Burton and Ethel (Rhyan) Gowen.
Preceding him in death were his parents, four brothers, and three sisters.
Survivors include: two sons, Leonard Gowen of Fredericktown and Wilburn Gowen Jr. of OFallon, Missouri; daughter, Patricia Tucker of Festus, Missouri and five grandchildren.
Mr. Gowen was a United States Army Veteran. He was a retired printer for the Border Printing Co. in St. Louis. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping and had beagles and other sporting dogs.
A memorial service was held March 15, 2012 at Jefferson Barracks National Veteran Cemetery in St. Louis.