Nelson Douglas Sowerby, Jr. ’51

Nelson Douglas Sowerby, Jr. ’51, born Sept. 17, 1929, in Atlanta, Ga., died peacefully on Feb. 3. He was the first born child of Nelson Douglas Sowerby, Sr. and Ouida Maude Gilbert Sowerby, graduated from Davidson, served as an officer in the U.S. Army, and married Mary Lee DeHart Sowerby, then Helene Veiner Sowerby. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Richard G. Sowerby ’54; his first wife; and his first born child, Nelson Douglas Sowerby III. He is survived by his sister, Emily Glaze; three children, Sidney Dikeman, 2411 King Bird Ct., Marietta, GA 30062-2828, Vince Sowerby, and Joe Sowerby; six grandchildren, Jesse Sowerby, twins Brian and Derek Lord, Will Dikeman, Isabella Sowerby, and Amelia Sowerby; and one great-grandchild, Alyssa Sowerby.