Charles Randy "Coach" CowgerNoel, MO, 1951 - 2017 0comment
Mr. Charles Randy "Coach" Cowger, 66, of Noel, Missouri, formerly of Hiwasse, Arkansas, departed this life on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, while at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, after months of declining health.
Randy entered this life on October 8, 1951, in Bentonville, Arkansas, born to the union of the late Charles Ronald and Irene (Holland) Cowger. He was raised in Hiwasse, Arkansas and was a 1969 graduate of Gravette High School. He furthered his education at the University of Arkansas, and Missouri Southern State University, receiving his Bachelors Degree in Education. Coach Cowger was a dedicated educator and coach. He coached football in Arkansas for 32 years with the last twenty-eight years in the Bentonville School System. Being a proud University of Arkansasalumni, he always had a loud and boisterous "Woo Pig Sooie" ready anytime someone felt like starting the Arkansas cheer. He was also a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Randy was a longtime active member of the Hiwasse Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandparents, Will and Bertha (Spiva) Cowger of Hiwasse, Arkansas and Irvie and Ethel (Russell) Holland of Jane, Missouri. Randy is survived by his wife, Pamela (Boyd) Cowger of the home; a stepson, Adam Kalmbach and Cassie Fox of Edmonds, Washington; two siblings, Bill Cowger and wife, Karen, of Hiwasse and Diane (Cowger) Mann and husband, Bob, of Rogers; two nephews, Rick Fair and wife, Tonya, of Rogers and Cody Cowger and wife, Erin, of Rogers; two nieces, Kindra Fair Kilker and husband, Kerry, of Rogers and Cha-ney Cowger of Fayetteville; great-nieces and nephews, Jacob Fair, Karlee Kilker, Kaleb Kilker and Bennett Cowger; his father-in-law, Frank Boyd of Noel; along with many other family member, former football players, coaches and friends.
Memorial services for Coach Cowger are 10 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Washington Junior High School Basketball Gymnasium (1501 NE Wildcat Way, Bentonville, Arkansas) with Rev. David Presley officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials are being directed to the Hiwasse Christian Church c/o the Ozark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 520, Anderson, Missouri 64831. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website,www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Missouri.
Published October 18, 2017