James Sanford Cowan, 85, of Louisville and Sebring, FL, and formerly of Hopkinsville, died on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Advent Hospital in Sebring, FL.
The family has chosen cremation with a Celebration of Life service to be held at a later date. Dowden Funeral Home of Sebring is in charge of arrangements.
A native of Christian County, he was born on Jan. 26, 1935, son of the late Ovle S. Cowan and Carlene Pepper Cowan Dew Gregory.
He was a brick mason, and a residential building contractor, having built homes in Hopkinsville and Christian County for almost 40 years. He was a bass fishing guide on Lake Okeechobee, Florida, for over ten years. His hobbies included traveling and fishing. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his son, James Michael “Mike” Cowan in 2001, and Mildred Sue Cowan in 2011.
He is survived by his daughter, Kay Cowan (Danny) Hart, Louisville, and Sebring, Florida; daughter-in-law Linda Cowan (Ken) Johnson of Hopkinsville; three grandsons, Brian Daniel (Kellie) Hart of Louisville, Kentucky, Christopher Michael (Amber) Cowan of Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Wesley Kyle Cowan of Nashville, and one granddaughter, Dr. Ashley Elizabeth Cowan (Eddie Sattler) of Louisville; and six great-grandchildren, Kenny Fehr, Katherine Fehr, Max Hart, Norah Kate Cowan, Maddux Cowan, and Claire Cowan, all of Louisville, his half-brother Eddie Dew of Ohio, three brothers-in-law, Bobby (Diane) Meacham of Columbia, Tennessee, Randell (Karen) Meacham of Hopkinsville, Gary (Bertha) Meacham of Lexington, and his long-time special companion, Mary Thomas of Hopkinsville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 920 Skyline Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.