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John Miller Cowan

May 4, 1935 January 18, 2014
John Miller Cowan
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MSGT (Retired) John Miller Cowan was born on May 4, 1935 in Ripley, Mississippi, to the late John and Myrtle Cowan. He departed this life on Saturday, January 18th at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. Upon his High School graduation, and his attendance at Rust College in 1953, John entered the United States Air Force where he served his country for twenty-five years as a medical administrative superintendent. He retired from active duty in 1979 from Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Following his active duty military service, John began a second career where he completed eighteen years of faithful, devoted Federal Civilian Service until his second retirement in 1999 from Kessler Air Force Base as a Program Control Assistant. In 1956 MSGT (Retired) Cowan united in holy matrimony with Barbara Morris. Three children were born of this union Bobby, Michael, and Shari. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Annie Lee Cooper and Almerth Battle of Neptune New Jersey. MSGT (Retired) John Miller Cowan is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Barbara Cowan of Biloxi and his children; Bobby( Karen) Cowan of West Palm Beach, Florida, Michael (Joyce) Cowan of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Shari (Gregory) Gipson of Ocean Springs Mississippi, and three sisters Irene(Tillman) Howard, Earline Hill, and Daisy Guyton, four grandchildren, Marcus, Veronica, Whitney, Brandon and a host of other relatives and friends. The family of MSGT (Retired) John Miller Cowan has entrusted his care to the professional staff of Richmond-August Funeral Home.

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10:00 AM 1/24/2014 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/24/2014 11:00:00 AM
Saint Paul United Methodist Church

696 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530

Saint Paul United Methodist Church
696 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Biloxi 39530 MS
United States

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24

Jan

11:00 AM 1/24/2014 11:00:00 AM
Saint Paul United Methodist Church

696 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530

Saint Paul United Methodist Church
696 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Biloxi 39530 MS
United States

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24

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12:30 PM 1/24/2014 12:30:00 PM
Biloxi National VA

400 Veterans Ave
Biloxi, MS 39531

Biloxi National VA
400 Veterans Ave Biloxi 39531 MS
United States
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