BRYSON CITY - Walter Stevenson Cowart, 87, formerly of Belmont, passed away June 8, 2014, at Har-ris Regional Hospital, Silva.
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A native of Belmont, he is the son of the late, Ross and Ocie Hansil Cowart and husband to the late Ed-die Shuler Cowart.
Walter was a WWII Navy Veteran, a member of the Belmont Moose Lodge and Belmont American Le-gion Post 144. Most importantly, he was a loving husband and father.
Walter is survived by his daughter, JoAnne Parton and husband, Jack of Bryson City; sister, Betty Gib-son and husband, Charles of Lois, N.C.; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; special friend, Fred Cochrane of Bryson City.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont.
A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bumgardner Chapel with Pastor Scott Patterson officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillcrest Gardens, Mt. Holly.
In addition to his parents and wife; Walter is also preceded in death by his loving daughter, Diane Mullinax; five brothers and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Shriner's Children Hospital, 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC, 29605 Hospi-tals@OasisShriners.org
Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Cowart family.
McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue
Belmont, NC 28012
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 11, 2014