James “Jim” Gerald Cowan, 68, Neosho, passed away on June 11, 2018, following a short and gallant fight against pancreatic cancer.

James “Jim” Gerald Cowan, 68, Neosho, passed away on June 11, 2018, following a short and gallant fight against pancreatic cancer.
Throughout his recent months battling cancer, Jim managed a smile and a warm disposition, hallmarks of who he was and his knowledge that he was going home to Heaven.
Jim was born Feb. 6, 1950 in Mountain Home, Ark. His parents and siblings moved from their Arkana home to a farm near Stella, just after Christmas 1956, where Jim grew up, attending schools at Stella, and later Tri-Way.  Following high school, he worked for a brief time at Skelly Oil Company in Tulsa before joining the U.S. Air Force, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Upon returning from military duty, Jim settled in Northwest Arkansas and some time later, in Little Rock.  Subsequently, he worked in the medical profession as a registered respiratory therapist, ultimately serving in hospitals in Kansas and Missouri.  Along the way, he taught respiratory therapy at Red River Technical College in Hope, Ark.
An avid sportsman, Jim loved the outdoors, nature, and his Harley.  He became involved as a Boy Scout leader, assisting troops where his son, Wesley, was a member.  Wesley became an Eagle Scout under the tutelage of his dad.
Survivors include, in addition to Wesley, another son, Thomas James; his mother, Phyllis Cowan, Neosho; his siblings and their families, Nancy Broadway, Stanton, Texas; Janet Cowan, Holiday Island, Ark.; David Cowan, Houston, Texas; and Donald Cowan, Long Beach, Calif.
A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m. June 30 at Oakridge Bible Missionary Church, 2876 Oakridge Extension, Neosho. Rev. Joe Oswalt will officiate. Friends and family are invited to attend the memorial.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.