William "Bill" Baxter Cowan III

October 12, 2022
William "Bill" Baxter Cowan III William "Bill" Baxter Cowan III

William “Bill” Baxter Cowan III 78, passed away on October 11, 2022, at his home in Rusk, Texas. Services will be at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Rusk, Texas, on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 11:00 AM with a visitation to be held prior to the service from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at the Grover Transier family cemetery in the Sardis Community. Brother Brad Turlington officiating.

Bill was born to William Baxter Cowan Jr. and Juanita (McGrew) Cowan on July 16, 1944, at home, in Yoakum, Texas. He married Mary Kathryn Transier on December 11, 1962. He worked in retail but, his greatest love was farming. He was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, William Jr. and Juanita Cowan; son, William B. Cowan IV; great-grandson John Evan Walker; sister, Patsy Cowan Lauer; brothers, Richard Cowan, Donald Cowan, and Robert Cowan.

Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Cowan; son, Jeff (Jodi) Cowan; daughter, Rhonda (Mike) Loden; and brothers, John Cowan and Kenneth Cowan (Natalie); grandchildren, Jeremy Middleton, Shaina Kimbrell, Autumn Middleton, Colton Walker, Nick Cowan, Katy Woods, Jessica Cowan, Hayden Jones, and Izzy Jones, and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Cowan, Ricky Cowan, Donny Cowan, Bobby Cowan, Adam Peace, and Chris Ford. Honorary pallbearers are Jason Cowan, Russell Cowan, Cole Cowan, Jacob Cowan, Justin Cowan, Cullen Cowan, Mikey Cowan, Bubba Ramsey, Larry Ford, Kevin Loden, and George Taylor.