Capt. Ken Gower



Tupelo-Captain Harold Kenneth “Ken” Gower, U.S. Air Force, Retd., 86, died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He rejoins his wife of 65 years, Grace Kimes Gower, who died 9 days earlier, Dec. 29, 2017. Mr. Gower was born in Rock City, Wisconsin on January 28, 1931 to the late Harold Norman Gower and Teresa Genevieve Sutton Gower. Captain Gower entered the U. S. Air Force in l948 and spent the next 20 years, 6 months and 1 day serving his country. He saw action during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam retiring with the rank of Captain. After his military career, he and his wife settled in Mississippi living in Hattiesburg and Carroll County Mississippi. He was ordained as a Southern Baptist minister and pastored several years at Harmony Baptist Church in Cruger, MS. Bro. Gower enjoyed his ministry of preaching the gospel and helping his congregation with their spiritual and personal needs. He and Grace relocated to the Belden community of Lee County in 2007 from Cruger to be near their daughter. They attended Belden Baptist Church.
A celebration of life service, with Air Force Honors, will be held at 11 AM Today (1/9/18) at the Belden Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Holcomb officiating. Visitation is 10 AM-service time today. A committal service will follow at 4 PM today at the Harmony Baptist Church in Cruger, MS. Survivors include three daughters, Susan Ann Jones (Roger) of Kennewick, WA, Donna Terese Gower Dooley (Bob) of Belden, MS, and E. Gayle Gower of Memphis, TN; four grandchildren and a host of other near relatives.

Memorials may be sent to Belden Baptist Church Parking Lot Fund, P.O. Box 92, Belden, MS 38826.