Robert G. "Bob" Cowan Sr.

  • "My deepest sympathy to the family. I will forever cherish..."
  • "Bob was a true friend of mine. I'll miss seeing him greatly."
    - Clyde "Goad" Clemons
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Robert G. "Bob" Cowan, Sr.

Gordonsville, TN

The loving, long, and joyful life of Bob came to a close on the morning of July 5, 2014. He was 81 and was the son of the late Bailey Payton & Allie Hope Heflin Cowan.

Preceded in death in 2005 by his loving wife of 51 years, Melba Jenelle Grissom Cowan.

He was a 1951 graduate of Gordonsville High School; served as a PFC in the U.S. Army in Alaska during the Korean Conflict; retired from Yellow Freight System in 1990 after 30 years of service; member of the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank of Carthage; instrumental in establishing the Gordonsville Church of Christ in the 70's.

Survived by his children, Rosa Luanne Cowan Grandinetti & husband Dennis of LaVergne, Brenda Leigh Cowan Paschall & husband Eddie of Gordonsville, Robert Glenn "Bobby" Cowan Jr. & wife Amanda of Silver Point; grandchildren, Brent Paschall of Gordonsville, Katie Grandinetti Nabors and husband Wes of Smyrna, Sheryl Paschall Taylor & husband Beau of Gordonsville, Michael Grandinetti of Nashville, Kristin Cowan Hanus & husband Brandon of Baxter, Payten Cowan of Silver Point; great-grandchildren, Caraline, Marshall, & Nora; sister-in-law, Rosa Davis of Knoxville; nephew, Bob Davis & wife Aimee of Knoxville; caretaker, Sammy Croslin of Hickman.

Service 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Gordonsville Church of Christ with John Griffin officiating. Honorary Pallbearers, Board of Directors of Citizens Bank. Active Pallbearers, family.

Interment, Gordonsville Cemetery.

Memorials requested to India Mission Work, c/o S.F.H., 901 Main Street N., Carthage, TN 37030-1002.

Visitation at the funeral home 3-8 p.m. Monday and at the church 9 a.m. Tuesday until service time at 10 a.m.

Sanderson of Carthage, 615-735-2118.


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Published in The Tennessean on July 7, 2014
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