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Donald Edward Cowan

April 6, 1942 — May 6, 2024

Watkinsville, Georgia

Donald E.Cowan, 82, of Eatonton, GA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in the early morning of May 6, 2024. He was born April 6, 1942 in Wadley, GA to Robert and Mollie Cowan. 

After graduating from the University of Georgia, he went to work for the UGA Ag Extension Service, where he completed his career as State 4-H Leader in 1994. After retirement, he enjoyed fishing, traveling the world, cheering on his Dawgs, caddying for his oldest granddaughter, and being the biggest supporter for all his grandchildren/great grandchildren's activities. (He was an expert golf, pole vault, hockey, soccer, fishing and dance coach). After tailgating every Saturday morning in the fall, he could be found “Between the Hedges” and was lucky enough to attend countless bowl/playoff games and pulled his dawgs through for three national championships.  

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Robert and Mollie Cowan, his brother, Jim mie Cowan, his wife, Betty S. Cowan, and son Robert E. Cowan(Buddy).

His legacy lives on through his children: Teresa Cowan Lance (David Lance), Donna Cowan Nettis (Steven J. Nettis Jr.), and Kathy Lord Cowan; his grandchildren: Ashley Lance Gayden (Chip Gayden), Carlie Cowan Jaskowiak (Preston Jaskowiak), Ansley Lance Rowland (Zach), Shelby Rice Castleberry (Timothy), Taylor Nettis, Jackson Cowan, and Emily Cowan; great-grandchildren Caroline Gayden, Saylor Jaskowiak, Lucy Rowland, Jace Jaskowiak, Lilah Jaskowiak, Cooper Rowland, and Obadiah Castleberry; sibling: Jane Cowan Dekle. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Georgia 4-  H Foundation: 306 Hoke Smith Annex, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 or online at https://georgia4hfoundation.org/general-donation/. Please join us in your favorite red and black for one final tailgate in celebration of our DGD on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Lord & Stephens, WEST, Watkinsville. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM. 

Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, Watkinsville is entrusted with arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com.
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Thursday, May 9, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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1211 Jimmy Daniel Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677

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