Perry Darby Sowell, a man who felt like the Lord called him to make a difference in people’s lives, went to see his Maker, September 19, 2019…..and a difference Darby did make!
Darby was born January 31, 1945, to James Ralph and Hazel Darby Sowell, in Canton MS. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Lynda Price Sowell in 2017 and his brother, Ronald Allan Sowell who died in 2011. He is survived by his daughter Stacy Sowell Kaiser (John) and two grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel Kaiser.
Darby worked 37 years at Goodwill Industries as Executive Director and President. Darby was dedicated to training and employing people with disabling conditions.
Darby had eyes that saw the best in people. His loving heart forgave the worst. His soul never lost faith in God. Darby loved people, and they loved him in return. Many came to the hospital to thank him for believing in them and teaching them life skills that have enabled them to succeed in the workplace.