John W. Cowan


Passed: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Funeral: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Age: 61
Location: Taylors

John William Cowan, 61, passed away August 20, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.

A native of Clark County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late George T. Cowan, Jr. and Naoma Rae Dodson Cowan, an employee of Jobscope Corporation and member of Fairview Baptist Church, where he enjoyed serving as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, choir member, and extended care three year old worker.

John was a hiker and avid University of Kentucky fan.


Surviving are his wife, Stephanie Battson Cowan of the home; a son, Seth Cowan of Greenville; a daughter, Sarah Cowan of New Orleans; three brothers, Jim (Teresa) Cowan of Winchester, Kentucky, Jerry (Keim) Cowan of Middletown, Pennsylvania, and Jeff Cowan of Lexington, Kentucky; his mother-in-law, Jean Battson of Greer; and four nephews, Daniel (Amy) Cowan, Zachary Cowan, Matthew Cowan and Mark Cowan.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Fairview Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Eddie Leopard, Jim and Teresa Cowan and Rev. Jerry Cowan.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Daniel, Zachary and Billy Glenn Cowan, Bobby Bazemore, Pierce Williams, Mark Cowan and Donnie Battson.

Honorary escort will be the Barbarians Sunday School Class and the deacons of Fairview Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Baptist Church.

The family is at the home of the mother-in-law, Jean Battson, 3 Hillington Place, Greer, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, International Mission Board, 1300 Locust Hill Road, Greer, SC 29651.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

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