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William Thomas “Tom” Cowan

• Jun 8, 2018 at 2:23 PM

JOHNSON CITY - William Thomas “Tom” Cowan, 79, Johnson City passed away Friday, June 8, 2018 in the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness. 

A native of Butler, he was a son of the late Wiley T. & Julia Ann Guy Cowan.  He worked as an Airport Policeman and a truck driver at Summers-Taylor.  Tom was a fifty year member of Johnson City Masonic Lodge # 486, Jericho Shrine where he was a former Roadrunner and the Nolachuckey-Grand View # 194,  Order of Eastern Star.  He was a member of Sinking Creek Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife Mary Ellen Godsey Cowan.  Two Children: Tommy R. Cowan, Elizabethton and Kathy Waldrop & Robert Miller, Jonesborough.  Five Grandchildren: Valerie Hyatt, Heather Pate, Amber Pate, Whitney Rutledge and Thomas Cowan.  Eleven Great Grandchildren.

Graveside Service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 in the Cowan Cemetery, Butler with Pastor Jason Hoagland officiating.  Burial will follow the service.  Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.  Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to the cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4255.

Condolences may be sent to the funeral home at www.memorialfcelizabethton.com

Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton is serving the Cowan family.

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