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William McCowan

April 16, 1936 - October 29, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Visitation:  after 4 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City

Funeral Service:  11 a.m., Friday, November 2, 2018 at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City

Burial:  Bellevue Cemetery


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William Eugene McCowan, 82, of Danville passed away from a long illness on Monday, October 29, 2018. Born April 16, 1936 he was the son of the late George and Mae McCowan. Eugene proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years.  He was retired from RECC, known now as Inter-County Energy and worked there for 38 years.  Eugene loved attending Junction City Baptist Church as often as he could until his illness no longer allowed him. He loved meeting new people, and often shared his faith.  Eugene loved his model airplanes and putting lawn mowers together. He enjoyed eating breakfast with friends at McDonald’s and Hardee’s. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane McCowan; two brothers, Samuel McCowan, Delbert McCowan and a sister, Ethel Long.

He is survived by his daughter, Deborah McCowan of Junction City; a stepson, Kevin (Linda) Rye of Danville; a stepdaughter, Terry (Bennie) Gilbert of Mercer County; his caregiver, Vivian McGirr and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, November 2, 2018 at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City. Rev. Bobby Tolson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jesse Pike, Greg Long, Phil Sammons, Earl Kleckner, Bill Lear and Joey Gilbert. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. John Horn, Elizabeth “Fizzy” Ramsey and Staff. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.  Visitation will be after 4 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Stith Funeral Home in Junction City. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Heart Association and the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society.

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