Reverend James Duane Cowan, age 83 of Greenbrier, TN, died Tuesday August 11, 2020 at his home. Memorial services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday August 19, 2020 with Rev. John Casey and Rev. Jason Wilkerson officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Porter, Lynn Porter, Tony Porter, Wayne Stevens, Grover Wade, Sonny Jones, Billy Browning, Jackie Holland, Tom Graef, Barry Johnson, Roy Sayne, Tracey Cowan and Chris Cowan. Inurnment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12 pm until the hour of service at 2 pm.
Rev. Cowan was born June 5, 1937 in Logan Co., KY to the late J.L. and Lois Austin Cowan. His daughter, Linda Cowan and brother, Clark Cowan also preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the United States Army and worked in sales before answering a call to ministry. He was a retired minster with the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church where he pastored at Pleasant Grove UMC, Greenwood UMC and Mt. Lebanon UMC, all in Lawrenceburg, TN and all at the same time, preaching at 9, 10 and 11 while also graduating from Martin Methodist and Emory University. Rev. Cowan then served at Charlotte-Fagan UMC in Charlotte, TN and from there he served Mt. Carmel UMC in Clarksville, TN and then retired from Woodland St. UMC in Springfield. He enjoyed repairing and restoring Volkswagens.
Surviving Duane are his wife of 48 years, Gale Pope Cowan of Greenbrier, TN; daughter, Marsha Cowan of Clarkston, WA; sister, Beatrice Long of Russellville, KY and many nephews and nieces.
If so desired, the family request memorial donations may be made to either Adoration Hospice or Greenbrier UMC. All donations may be sent in care of the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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