North Jefferson News
NORTH JEFFERSON —
David Leon McCowan, age 82 of Morris, was born in Decatur, on March 3, 1931 and passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Annie McCowan; and a sister, Christine Duckett. Leon is survived by his loving family, his wife of 62 years, Marion Creel McCowan; a daughter, Wanda McCowan Carlisle (Mike); and a son, David McCowan (Rhonda); brother, James McCowan of Eugene, Ore.; grandchildren, Lauren Bailey (Chad), Kristie Duncan (David), and Scott Carlisle (Beverly); great-grandchildren, Adeline Bailey, Michael Carlisle, Oliver Duncan, and Caleb Carlisle.
Leon was a graduate of Mortimer Jordan High School. He was a veteran of the US Navy and proudly served his country from 1950-1954. He retired from PEMCO (Hayes International) and was an active member and deacon of Enon Baptist Church.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel from 5 until 8 p.m. with services Wednesday at the chapel beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Creel Cemetery in Morris. The family asks that donations please be made to Enon Baptist Church Children’s Building Fund, 724 Morris Majestic Road, Morris, AL 35116.