Pastor Donald Ray "Hayes" Cowan, Sr.

November 30, 1956 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Pastor Donald Cowan, Sr. Obituary

Pastor Donald Ray “Hayes” Cowan, Sr. Obituary

Obituary of Pastor Donald Ray “Hayes” Cowan, Sr.

Pastor Donald Ray “Hayes” Cowan, age 67, passed from this life on Monday, January 15, 2024, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima, Ohio. He was born on November 30, 1956, to Noble Cowan and Glennis Ernestine Suggs. Both parents preceded him in death.

Pastor Cowan married Florence (Shorter) on July 27, 1981. She survives him in Lima, Ohio.

Pastor Cowan pastored Mt. Zion Holy Union Church of God. He was a Chaplain at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was a marvelous father and grandfather.

Besides his loving wife, Pastor Cowan leaves to cherish two children: Dawna S. (William) Campbell of Columbus, Ohio, and Kelsey L. (Felicia) Cowan of Savannah, GA. Two brothers: Carl J Cowan and Larry E. (Marva) Cowan, both of Lima, Ohio. Three sisters: Sheila M. Cowan of Los Angeles, CA; Rita M. Cowan-Totty of Lima, Ohio; and Susan M. (Glen) Turner of Seattle, WA. Three grandchildren: Talynn R. Cowan, Justus D. Hairston, and Carris F. Cowan. Three God-children: Lennex E. Cowan, Amani S. Wilkerson, and Sa’Mira R. Williams. A host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son: Donald R. Cowan, Jr., and a daughter: Ashley F. Cowan. One sister: Glenda A. Cowan and two brothers: David E. Cowan and Cleve L. Cowan. In-laws: James and Minnie Shorter.

Homegoing services will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. at Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Willie F. Campbell officiating.

Visitation/Wake services will be held at the Jones-Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the family present 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery

Services entrusted to: JONES-CLARK FUNERAL HOME, INC.

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January 23, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapel of Jones-Clark Funeral Home, Inc.
1302 Oakland Parkway
Lima, OH 45805

Funeral Service
January 24, 2024

12:00 PM
Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church
122 West Fourth Street
Lima, OH 45804

Interment following Funeral Service
January 24, 2024

Memorial Park Cemetery
3000 Harding Highway
Lima, OH 45804


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