Mitchell Warren Sowell, 75, peacefully passed away at home in Mooresville, N.C. on December 3, 2023, after a day full of watching his grandchildren play basketball and soccer across the Greater Charlotte area.

Mitch was born in Lancaster, S.C., and was a proud, passionate University of South Carolina alumnus who obtained his bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from the Columbia campus. After graduating, Mr. Sowell enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War to serve as a medic. Following active-duty service, Mitch served in the Georgia National Guard until the first Gulf War. Mitchell retired from the George State Department of Corrections, where he served as a Deputy Warden for the state’s largest prisons. He also retired from Troy University, where he taught criminal justice.

After spending the majority of his life in the Augusta, Ga., area as a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and Curtis Baptist Church, Mitchell and Pam found a new home in the Southside Baptist Church of Mooresville, where they were active in Sunday School and outreach ministries.

Mitch is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pamela Jean Kemmerlin Sowell of Augusta, Ga. He is also survived by his son, Brett Paul Sowell, daughter-in-law, Chistine Olsen Sowell, daughter, Allison Sowell Hughes, and son-in-law Kevin Hughes. Mitch and Pam moved to the Charlotte area to enjoy the lives of their three grandchildren, Sarah Caitlin Sowell, Graham Paul Sowell, and Abigail Marie Sowell. Mitch is also survived by his twin brother, Michael Sowell, and his sister, Bonnie Sowell.

Visitation will be held at Southside Baptist Church on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 1 p.m. with a memorial service to immediately follow at 2 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 1 p.m. at the Salisbury National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church, Celebrate Recovery, 525 S Broad Street, Mooresville, NC 28115.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville is proudly serving the Sowell family. Condolences may be made to the family at