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Johnny Ray Cowan

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

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Ashley and Alex, We are so sorry for your loss. John was a very special person and we know how much you both loved him. You were always there for him and I know he loved you too. May God be with you and his family and give you peace.

I can not seem to find the right words to say, I know that John and Alex had a very special bond, a bond that will be missed. If there is anything I can do, just let me know. John will surely be missed.

It will simply not be the same without seeing John walking around the neighborhood in the morning and again in the evening. He always had a smile for everyone and raised his hand in a wave. If you woke up and found vegetables on your porch, you knew they were from him. My boys loved going up to see him and have talked about him often since his passing. This man will be missed by many ~

Prayers are being lifted for John's children and family, also for those friends that loved...

My heart breaks for you both, Alex and Ashley. I certainly didn't know him well, but knew enough to know he was a good, kind-hearted man who loved Alex like a son. I will continue to keep you in my prayers, as I will all who loved him and miss him.

Although we didn't know John very well, we respected him and admired him very much as we knew that Alex would not have had such a deep relationship with him had he not been a good man. It always touched my heart to see two people from different generations build such a bond as the one that Alex and John had. I will always remember Alex making sure that he had food from our holiday celebrations because he was that important to him. I am deeply sorry for everyone's loss, but most of all for...

Our hearts are completely broken. Alex and I loved John so much!! I was blessed to have known John almost 10 years and Alex knew him most of his life. “Old Man John” was one of a kind! No doubt! John had such a kind, generous heart! He would have done anything for anyone and the feeling was mutual. John brought many happy moments to our lives and we built a lifetime of memories together. He was a special special man! You couldn't help but love him! Things just aren't going to be the...


Johnny's Obituaries

Johnny "John Boy" Ray Cowan, 73, of Gastonia passed away peacefully July 23, 2013. He was a native of Burke County, born January 18, 1940, to the late Frank and Martha Cowan.In addition to his parents Johnny was preceded in death by his wife, Janet "Sweetie" Cowan; brothers...

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