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Barry Keith Cowan
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1950
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 2010
Durham
Durham County
North Carolina, USA

Barry Cowan
BELMONT -- Mr. Cowan, 60, of Belmont died December 12, 2010 at the VA Hospital in Durham, NC. Mr. Cowan was born August 27, 1950 in Charlotte, NC to the late William Lewis Cowan, Sr. and Mildred 'Mickey' Moose Cowan.
He graduated from West Mecklenburg High School in 1968 and later served in the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard.
Barry worked in the food service industry for many years. He was the proprietor of Gussie's Coffee Shop on Beaty Rd., Mt. Holly. His love of the automobile made him a natural as an independent auto dealer being the owner of RB's Auto Sales. Barry loved to 'buy, sell and trade' and antique automobiles were one of his greatest passions. He enjoyed traveling and casino-hopping for the love of the game; whether it was slots or poker, he was a winner.
Barry was a licensed real estate broker and auctioneer.
He was a 32d Mason, Shriner and member of the Westgate Masonic Lodge in Paw Creek, NC. He was also a 38-year member of the American Legion Post 144. Barry was a kind and giving soul, with a heart of gold. He was a true believer in old fashion family values. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Sonya Cowan of the home; sons Bailey Cowan of the home, Joshua Cox of Mt. Holly; daughters Paige Livert and husband, Jon of Belmont, Sarah Cox of Miami, FL; grandchildren Max Livert, Hayley, Lauren and Katelyn Cox; brother William 'Butch' Lewis Cowan, Jr. of Charlotte; sister Rae Cowan Corliss of St. Petersburg, FL.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at East Belmont Presbyterian Church with Pastor John Stanley officiating. Visitation will be at 6:00 - 8:00pm, Tuesday, at McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont. Interment will be Greenwood Cemetery.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the dedicated healthcare workers who cared for Barry both Gaston County Hospice and the VA Hospitals in Asheville and Durham. Barry expressed gratitude for their compassion.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Oasis Shriners, 604 Doug Mayes Pl., Charlotte, NC 28262.
McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Cowan family. Published in Charlotte Observer on December 14, 2010 
 
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 Parents:
  William Lewis Cowan (1926 - 1996)
  Mildred Frances Moose Cowan (1926 - 2000)
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Belmont
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Lanie
Record added: Dec 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62930083
Barry Keith Cowan
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Barry Keith Cowan
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Barry Keith Cowan
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