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James Lee Gowans

December 24, 1943 ~ May 31, 2020 (age 76)

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Loving father and husband James L. Gowans (Jim), age 76, of Springdale, OH, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was born December 24, 1943 in Dayton, OH.   Jim served in the Air Force Strategic Air Command and was honorably discharged in 1967, and continued to serve in the Air Force Reserves through June, 1969.  Jim is survived by his wife Suzanne of 51 years, 3 Children (Eric, Doug and Holly), 11 Grandchildren (Josh, Daniel, Abby, Ashley, Alex, Jared, Jamie, Jeffrey, Grant, Lake, and Hadley), 4 Great Grandchildren (Carter, Mayne, Cameron and RaeLynn), and 5 Siblings (Bill, Tom, John, Pam and Tami).  He is preceded in death by his Father (Morris), Mother (Elsie), Step-Father (Jack) and sister (Cindy).  Jim retired in 2014 after 25 years of service to Pomeroy Computer Resources (Hebron, KY).  He enjoyed fishing, antiquing, home improvements, and his hometown teams the Cincinnati Reds & Bengals, and The Ohio State Buckeyes.  He valued long time relationships of good friends the Hornung’s and Langford’s and always appreciated a good neighbor.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his children, grandkids and great-grandkids and watching them grow!

Visitation is from 10:00 am until 11:30 am, on  Monday, June 8, 2020, at the Walker Funeral Home - Mt. Healthy, 7272 Hamilton Avenue , Mt. Healthy  (45231).   The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation beginning at 11:30 am.

Interment will follow at Crown Hill Memorial Park & Mausoleum, 11825 Pippin Road, Colerain Township, Ohio 45231.

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Thank you for your prayers, words of encouragement, and acts of kindness over the last few weeks and months.  While we will not be able to adequately express our appreciation to each of you individually, please know that they have been a source of faith and strength for our family when we needed it most. The family requests that any donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association in support of their mission to educate and care for individuals and families dealing with the disease and ultimately finding a cure.  

God's peace to all...

Suzanne, Eric, Doug, and Holly 

Walker Funeral Home, 7272 Hamilton Avenue, Mt. Healthy (45231)  is honored to serve the  Gowans family.  Please call (513) 251-6200 or visit for additional information.

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June 8, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Walker Funeral Home
7272 Hamilton Avenue
Mt. Healthy, OH 45231

Funeral Service
June 8, 2020

11:30 AM
Walker Funeral Home
7272 Hamilton Avenue
Mt. Healthy, OH 45231


Crown Hill Memorial Park and Mausoleum
11825 Pippin Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231

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