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John Franklin "Jack" Gower

June 28, 1928 - April 30, 2017

John Franklin “Jack” Gower, 88, of Moundsville, W.Va., passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Moundview Health Care.

Jack was born June 28, 1928, in Dennison, Ohio, a son of the late F. Bert Gower, Jr. and Evelyn B. (Van Lehn). He was retired from Herr Foods, Inc.; a Methodist by faith; a member of the Lions Club, Washington Lands; and served as a scoutmaster for many years.

In addition to her parents, Jack was preceded in death by a brother, Bert Gower, III. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Margaret; two nieces; and a nephew.

In accordance with Jack’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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