Wayne “Squirrel” Gowin, 81 of
Greenville, peacefully passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home. Funeral
services will be held 2 P.M., Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Coker-Mathews Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Royce Litchfield officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.
Squirrel was born in Emory, Texas
on February 25, 1936 to Elmer Gowin and Rachel Wade Gowin. He married Millie
Horn on September 25, 1975 in Oklahoma. He retired from E-Systems in 1991 after
35 years of service. He was a member of the Desporado Bowling League and was of
the Christian faith. He enjoyed gardening and farming in his retirement, an avid
Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys fan, most importantly Squirrel will be
remembered always as a loving father and husband.
He is survived by three
daughters, Tammy Gowin Pierce and husband, Gerry Pierce of Irmo, South Carolina,
Lora Gowin of Greenville, Texas and Connie Kinney of Lone Oak, Texas,
grandchildren, Tabitha Johnson, Elizabeth Bridges, Macey Long, Cody Gowin,
Taylor Kinney, Kelsie Gowin, Matt Kinney, Mason Gowin, great-granddaughter,
Blake Long, brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenny Gowin and wife, Doris, Ronnie
Gowin and wife, Sue, Danny Gowin and wife, Sherian, Bo Gowin and Perry Gowin and
wife, Ruth, numerous nieces and nephews
and his four legged kids, Bandit, Tim & Tiger.
He is preceded in death by his
wife, Millie Horn Gowin on February 27, 2006, his parents, daughter, Elizabeth
Gowin on November 5, 1957, son, Windell Wayne Gowin, Jr. on January 27,
Pallbearers will be Squirrel’s
nephews, Mike Gowin, Randy Gowin, Donny Gowin, Stephen Gowin, Darrin Gowin and
Michael Gowin. Honorary pallbearer will be David Gowin.