Larry A. Gower of Miami died Friday, March 7, 2008, at the Miami Nursing Center.

He was 61.

Mr. Gower was born Oct. 8, 1946, in Chicopee, Mo., to Herman Arthur and Ramona Carlene (Weaver) Gower. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in drama and an associate's degree in English.

He was active in the Miami Little Theatre for many years and had served as president.

He was a home and business painter.

Survivors include three brothers, Steve and Joe Gower of Miami and Terry Gower of Welch.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Mike Gower, and two sisters, Brenda Karnes and Debbie Gower.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sixkiller Cemetery in Afton.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Thomas Funeral Home in Welch.