Douglas Cowan

Obituary of Douglas Wayne Cowan

Douglas Wayne Cowan, 73, of Winston-Salem, NC passed away peacefully Tuesday May 12, 2020.


A family graveside service will be held Friday May 15, 2020 at Forest Hill Memorial Park, Lexington, NC. The family will have a walk-thru visitation from 4:00PM to 6:00PM Thursday May 14, 2020 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service Kernersville Chapel.


A native of Evarts, KY, Douglas was the husband of 48 years to Helen Blount Cowan and the son of the late, Louie Milton Cowan and Lois Shadrick Cowan, who survives. Douglas was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and retired after 32 years of service as a Truck Driver for the United States Postal Service.


Survivors include his wife, Helen, of the home; mother, Lois Cowan; daughters, Shirl Wooten, Rita Younce and husband, Gene, Cindy Wilson, Brenda Jackson, and Charmaine Jackson; sons, James Jackson and wife, Carolyn, and Michael Jackson; twenty-seven grandchildren; fifty great grandchildren; twelve great-great grandchildren; and brother, Pete Cowan and wife, Caroline.


In addition to his parents, Douglas was preceded in death by his son, Francis Jackson; and daughter, Dianna West.


Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.


Walk-Thru Visitation

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Service
213 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
(336) 904-1053
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