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George E. "Skippy" Cowherd Jr.

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George E. "Skippy" Cowherd Jr. Obituary
Cowherd, George E. "Skippy" Jr.,

65, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at the McCracken Nursing and Rehab Center.

A native of Louisville and a graduate of Central High School Class of 1966, Skippy was a sailor in the U.S. Navy and served four tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He retired as a foreman at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard in California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George E. Cowherd, Sr and Lila Mae Cowherd. He is survived by daughter, La Fonda Cowherd and grandson, Eric King; both of Long Beach, CA; sister Celestine (Cowherd) Staten, of Louisville; two loving aunts, Lenora Hines ofBirmingham, AL and Velma Brown of New Britain, CT and a host of family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Oakland Missionary Baptist Church, 1226 Algonquin Pkwy., Louisville at a later date.


Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 31, 2014
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