Mr. Willie Harold Cowart, 84, of Rome, GA, died on Saturday October 2, 2021 at a local hospital.
Mr. Cowart was born in Rome, Georgia on November 17, 1936, the son of the late Clarence Cowart and the late Louise Smith Cowart. The Cowart family traveled to the southeast as the Southern Breeze Blue Grass Band. He was a member of the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame, an incredible banjo player and musician for over 64 years. Mr. Cowart served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was a plumber and owned his own business, H&D Plumbing, for 36 years. Besides his parents, Mr. Cowart was predeceased by his first wife, Rena Jean Carter Cowart, by his daughter, Sarah Darlene Cowart, by his grandson, Chris Cowart, as well as by a brother and four sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Pearline Stamey Cowart; children, Janice Coppock (Mike), Dean Cowart, Billy Joe Cowart (Marie), Cindy Puckett (Buddy) and Steve Cowart (Connie); eleven grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; brother, Gene Cowart (Beverly); several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with Reverend Jackie Buchanan and Reverend Steve Cowart officiating. Interment will follow at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with American Legion Post # 5 Honor Guard presenting military honors.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bearers are invited to meet at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. and include: Steve Wright, Jr., Bill Menard, Caleb Thomasson, Bradley Williams, Chad Williams and Luc Williams .
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, will make arrangements.