Robert "BJ" Joseph Sowers, 58, of Ozark Acres died Sept. 3, 2005, at his home. He was born in Indianapolis, Ind. He was owner operator of B J Dental Lab of Highland and was a member of New Song Baptist Church of Williford, Ark. He was veteran of the Marine Corps, having served in Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Robin Johnson Sowers of Ozark Acres; his mother, Betty Woodson Sowers of Speedway, Ind.; two sons -- Timmie Berry of Ozark Acres and Kirk Burkhardt of Indianapolis, Ind.; three daughters -- Heather Sowers of Harrison, Ark., Tracy Burkhardt of Cherokee Village and Sherry Spears of North Vernon, Ind.; three sisters -- Barbara Boone of Crawfords-ville, Ind., Patti Ikemire of Indianapolis, and Debi Savage of Speedway, Ind.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Sowers and a daughter, Crystal Burkhardt.
A memorial service was held Sept. 11 at New Song Baptist Church at Williford with Pastor Blake Shaw officiating. Arrange- ments were under the direction of Heath Funeral Home. His body has been donated to medical eduction.