Daniel R. Cowden

Funeral Services:

Daniel Raymond Cowden, 70, of Charlotte, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 2, 2018. He was born July 21, 1948, in Plant City, Florida, the son of Raymond Cowden and Mary (Shepherd) Smith. On May 2, 2002, he married Gloria Jean Prine in Charlotte. He worked his entire career as a journeyman carpenter. Dan had a passion for all things outdoors. He loved spending time hunting, fishing, gardening, and working in the woods. Dan was also known for spending many hours in the kitchen, either cooking a delectable meal or canning some of his homegrown produce. Another favorite pastime was playing pool and euchre with friends. Dan was a very social person and always looked forward to a great time together with those he loved.

Dan is survived by his wife of 16 years, Gloria; sons: Randy (Adela) Bryant of Miami, Florida, Daniel (Christine) Cowden of Miami, Florida, Anthony Cowden of Dallas, Texas; stepchildren: Michael Burch of West Virginia, Tracey (Sarah) Burch of Texas; 13 grandchildren; four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial gathering was held Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the American Legion Post 42, 1000 W. Lawrence Avenue, in Charlotte.

Those desiring may make contributions in Dan’s honor to Eaton Community Palliative Care, 2675 S. Cochran, Charlotte, MI 48813.

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