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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Jerry Allen Cowan

  • Services for Jerry Allen Cowan of Marietta, Okla., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010, in Marietta’s Eastside Baptist Church with Rev. Angela Harrison officiating assisted by Rev. Ronnie Harris. Interment with military honors will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.


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  • Services for Jerry Allen Cowan of Marietta, Okla., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 2010, in Marietta’s Eastside Baptist Church with Rev. Angela Harrison officiating assisted by Rev. Ronnie Harris. Interment with military honors will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.
     
    Mr. Cowan was born October 11, 1943, in Seminole, Okla., the son of Jessie Lee and Jearlene Brecheen Cowan. He passed away Monday, November 8, 2010, in Mercy Health Love County, Marietta, at the age of 67.
     
    Mr. Cowan had been a resident of Marietta since October 1987, moving here from Denton, Texas. A veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, Mr. Cowan served with the U.S. Marine Corps from February 9, 1966, to January 24, 1969. During that time he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnamese Service Medal, the Vietnamese Campaign Medal, the Rifle Marksman Badge and the Good Conduct Medal.
     
    He and Sally Miles were married in Knoxville, Tenn., on April 30, 1988.
     
    Mr. Cowan operated the Morning Star ATU Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Marietta E-Z Storage and flea markets. He was past president of the Love County Chamber of Commerce, served on the Water Board and participated with the Vietnam Vet organization. Jerry enjoyed people, took the time for them and listened to them, never overlooking anyone. He always put others first ... never too busy to help. He also was very good to care for his parents. Jerry’s work with young ladies at MSATU has been remarkable and resulted in many young ladies going on to contribute to society in a positive way and many “sober babies.” He also will certainly be remembered for his “Jerryisms.” Jerry was of the Christian faith.
    Mr. Cowan was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Steven Cowan.
     
    Survivors include his wife, Sally Cowan of the home; daughter, Landen Leigh Cowan, also of the home; and a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Jim Roschal of Oklahoma City, Okla.
     
    Casket bearers will be Oran Marshall, Jimmy Mays, Jerry Kerr, Ronnie Mendell, Michael McVicker, Mike Plunkett, David Davis and Dr. J.T. O’Connor. Honorary bearers are Dennie Hornbeak, Nolan Cooper, Jim Diggs, George Miles and Dalton Frazier.
     
    The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
     
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Morning Star Scholarship Fund, c/o Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home, 100 East Main St., Marietta, OK 73448.
     
    Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com.
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