Remembering those that made a difference in our community

The Sowers Cemetery is a memorial to the old Sowers Community that later became a part of the city of Irving, Texas. We welcome you to join us in keeping this cemetery a historical monument tribute to our early pioneers.

28 September 2019, 10am on the cemetery grounds

All are welcome and encouraged to come celebrate the past, present and future of Irving. The Sowers Cemetery Association is sponsoring the event located at 3101 W. Pioneer Drive in Irving.  General Meeting at 11am. Plaque dedication following at approximately 11:20 am for those that made a significant contribution to the 2017 fence and driveway project. Hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks will be served. Tour the cemetery and all the famous names that contributed to the growth of Irving. Reminisce about the good old days and many more to come.


Sowers Cemetery dates back to the mid 1800's. We are a non-profit organization/Association of native Irvingites. Come meet us. Watch here for more information.

Read Sowers historical information



Sowers Cemetery Association hosted the 150th Anniversary of the cemetery June 2018 with presentations from Mayor Rick Stopfer, former Mayors Dan Matkin and Bobby Joe Raper, State recognition from Representative Rodney Anderson and County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia's office.


Volunteer: Currently we are meeting each Monday afternoon at 4:30pm for general maintenance. This year we took on some of our own grounds maintenance to cut costs and meet budget. We can sure use your help! Volunteer groups welcome. Adopt a project, section or improvement that you would like to see happen at the cemetery.

The Sowers Cemetery Association worked hard to get a new fence and driveway in 2017. The old fence was past due, dilapidated and poorly represented the Irving community and those interred at Sowers. Many volunteer hours and dollars were required beyond our normal budget to get this done. Donations are still needed to cover the fence cost shortfall of approximately $7000.

Irving AMBUCS and Hope Irving Church install and dedicate a new flag pole in December 2014.


Make a Difference by Donating

The Sowers Association Board would like to make your visit to the cemetery a positive experience. Please donate so we can meet our maintenance and operations budget, research, repair headstones and improve the appearance of the cemetery for future generations.

Address checks to

Sowers Cemetery Association

1817 W. Pioneer Dr. #1007

Irving, TX 75061


Send or request information

Gerald Farris, President

Bruce Burns, Vice President

Betsy Farris, Treasurer

Susan Candelaria, Secretary


AMBUCS and Irving Hope Church

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