Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Arthur "Gary" McCowan, 58, Coldwater, died at 10:45 p.m. May 31, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Aug. 4, 1955, in Muncie, Ind. to Arthur and Pansy Bilbrey McCowan, who are deceased. On June 26, 1981, he married Pat Will, who survives in Coldwater.
Also surviving are a son, Gary McCowan, Upland, Ind.; a daughter, Jackie (Tim) Sheridan, Fort Recovery; grandchildren, Cpl. Ethen Sheridan, Fort Benning, Ga., Emilie, Owen and Aidan Sheridan, Fort Recovery, and Jacob, Tasha and Elijah McCowan, Redkey, Ind.; a mother-in-law, Millie Will, Fort Recovery; and several brothers and sisters who reside in Ohio, Indiana, Georgia and Florida.
He retired from Fort Recovery Industries after 39 years. He was a lifelong Bengals fan and an outdoorsman and actively followed the Cubs baseball and Indiana University basketball teams. The family requests visitors wear their favorite Bengals shirt to the service.
A Celebration of Life is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Freewill Baptist Church, Dunkirk, Ind., the Rev. Delmar McCowan officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Swamp College Cemetery.
No calling hours are scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Cancer Association of Mercer County or First Freewill Baptist Church.
Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.
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