Charles L. Cowan Sr., 85 a lifelong resident of Montgomery, Alabama passed away Thursday evening December 13, 2012 after an extended illness. Mr. Cowan was born on July 2, 1927 to the late Claude and Valerie Cowan. He was preceded in death by his wife Ann B. Cowan of Montgomery in 2OO6.
He is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Hankins (Jerry), son, Charles L. "Chip" Cowan, Jr. (Kim), five grandchildren, Ann Marie Moseley (Jay), Jacqueline Broderick (Bryan), J.T. Hankins, Jr. (Leigh), Wes Cowan, Blair Cowan and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Cowan leaves two Brothers, Hugh Cowan of Pensacola, Florida and Billy Cowan (Gayle) of Montgomery, one niece and six nephews.
Mr. Cowan was a proud veteran having served his country in theater during the Korean conflict with the United States Army. He was awarded the bronze star for his service and received an honorable discharge after the war. On his return to Montgomery Mr. Cowan started a long career with Long-McGhee Electric Company.
Visitation will be held at:
Leak Memory Chapel
Monday, December 17, 2O12 at 9:30am
Graveside service following at ll:00am in Greenwood Cemetery conducted by Reverend Mike King of the First Baptist Church of Opelika, Alabama.
Pallbearers will be Wes Cowan, J.T. Hankins, Jr., Jay Moseley, Bryan Broderick, Todd Cowan and Brian Cowan.
MONTGOMERY, AL 36109
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on December 16, 2012