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Dr. James E. Cowart



James E. Cowart, M.D.
Jan. 25, 1929 July 3, 2012

James E. Cowart, M.D. passed away on July 3, 2012 in Fairfax, Virginia. He was 83.

Dr. Cowart was born January 25, 1929 in Locker, San Saba Co, Texas to Edgar T and Clara Mae Fry Cowart, the fourth of six children.

His family moved to Dallas in 1932 and then to Rusk, Texas during his sophomore year in high school. There he met Helen Holcomb.

They were married August 29, 1948. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in 1949. He was accepted to Baylor College of Medicine in 1949 and completed in 1953.

He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corp from 1954 to 1956. In 1957 he moved to Bay City, Texas to start his medical practice with classmate Joe N. Cannon, M.D. He continued his practice of Family Medicine there for 50 years until his retirement in 2007. During his practice, he also gained Fellowship in the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians.

He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many Ward and Stake callings and offices as Elder, Stake Seventy, High Priest, and Stake Patriarch.

He loved the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and was instrumental in blessing the lives of many people because of his devotion to the Lord.

He is survived by: his wife of 63 years, Helen H. Cowart; sons, Robert Walter Cowart II and Sandy and John Timothy Cowart and Aimee; daughters, Mary Frances Cowart and Agatha Anne Jenkins and Mark. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; his siblings, Lewis Jackson Cowart, Minnie Lee Cowart, Robert William Cowart, Walter Harold Cowart, and Vera Mae Cowart Pinson; and his son, James E. (Jed) Cowart Jr. and daughter in law, JoAnn Haws Cowart.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday July 9, 2012 at the Holcomb Family Cemetery, south of Rusk, Texas.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Bay City, Texas at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 2813 Carey Smith Blvd.

For those inclined, memorial donations may be made to the Perpetual Education Fund, 50 E. North Temple St., Fl 8, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-1501 or to the Dr. James Cowart Scholarship Fund at Stephen F. Austin State University, c/o SFA Alumni Association, P.O. Box 6096-SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962.

Please write the name of the scholarship on the memo line of the check.

For more information or to share your thoughts, please visit the James E. Cowart MD Memorial Group on Facebook.

The family would appreciate your reminiscences.

Bay City Tribune, July 8, 2012

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