Frederick James Cowan

June 11, 1943 - April 21, 2012
Frederick James Cowan


Frederick James Cowan, age 68 of Winnabow, N.C. passed away on Saturday April 21, 2012
He was born in Oakland County, MI on June 11, 1943.

Fred lived life fully one day at a time and believed to thine own self be true. He carried this message in his pocket every day for over 32 years.

He rode his Harley like an eagle soars on the wind. Enjoying the freedom his Harley provided him.
Fred was warm hearted and loving. Always there to lift up, love and support his family and friends. He never judged only loved.
He was a member of the Leland Business Association.

Preceded in death by his father Kenneth Cowan and his sister Shelene McCathney. He is survived by his mother Veronica Rochon and sister Carol Klouse of Michigan, daughter Kristine McKay of North Carolina, son Frederick James Cowan II of Colorado, son Brian Edward Cowan Sr. and his wife Marcy of Florida, and daughter Deborah Ann Gresty and husband Jason of Maryland.

“Pop- Pop “ will be greatly missed by his cherished grandchildren, Michael James McKay age 21, Heather Leigh McKay age 15, Brian Edward Cowan II age 11, Ashton Joseph Gresty age 8, Jayron Clarence Cowan age 7 and Riley Edward Gresty age 4.

Fred is also survived by many nieces and all of their children.

A memorial service will held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made in the name of Frederick Cowan by mailing them to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or calling 800-822-6344.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • April 23, 2012
    Carmen Romero says:
    I'll will always miss you...

  • April 25, 2012
    Tom Bonbrest says:
    Fred was a very kind and helpful man. fred also had a great sense of humor and always seemed to look at things in a positive way. He was there for me when i needed Him. He was always willing to reach out the hand of the fellowship. Ride in peace Fred!

  • April 25, 2012
    Mary Lynn says:
    Dearest Freddie - I never forgot you. My condolences to your family and friends

  • April 24, 2012
    Krista Rowe says:
    Fred was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. My condolences to family and friends.

  • April 26, 2012
    Mike and Ruby Holmes says:
    Dear Kristine, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Even though we only knew Fred a short time we really liked him. If you need us don't hesitate to call. Love, Mike and Ruby