Bloomington - Homer A. Sowder II, 49, of Bloomington, passed away at 3:05 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Homer was born on November 6, 1970, in Bloomington, a son to Homer and Lorraine (Nordine) Sowder. He met Mechelle Mattingly in 1992 (married 2000) and loved spending all of his time with her tormenting him.
Surviving are his wife, Mechelle Mattingly of Bloomington; children, Teacola Filback, David Mattingly (Kaitlyn Starkey), and Kaylin Sowder (Chris Watson), all of Bloomington; grandchildren, James Alvarez, Johnathan Sowder, Cashton Wilcox, Annabella Sowder-Watson, Tyler Mattingly, and Ryker Mattingly, all of Bloomington; sister, Mary Ann (Jack) Croke of Bloomington; aunt, Velma Nordine of Bloomington; nephew, Chad Holliday of Bloomington; and many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Esther Holliday.
Homer was a proud labor of Local 362. Homer enjoyed fast classic cars, going to the races, and was an avid morel mushroom hunter. He never knew a stranger and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. His family and the people he cared about meant everything to him, and were his pride and joy.
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