John Charles Cowart

Born: Tue., Sep. 2, 1980
Died: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Location: Bostwick United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Location: Bostwick United Methodist Church

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John Charles Addison Cowart
Born: Sept. 2, 1980
Died: Dec. 26, 2017
Charles is survived by his parents, Leslie and Carol Cowart, his sister Elizabeth Tingle, his 2 nieces and 2 nephews, Patrick, Caroline, Kaedence, & Matthew Tingle, 2 great-uncles Wayne Cowart and Larry Crisler, and a cousin Cayce James.
He was an amazing human being, a typical brother to a sister, a fantastic friend, a living example of love, the world’s greatest uncle/babysitter, a cherished son, a follower of Christ, and a chosen child of God.
Charles was born at Bulloch Memorial Hospital in Statesboro, Georgia. He came into this world without fanfare in the most inauspicious of circumstances with a laundry list of birth defects that qualified him for the prognosis of not living through the day of his birth. The hospital discharge papers literally said that he was being sent home to die, which he did 37 years - 3 months – 25 days later. A little blonde-haired boy with a misshapen body who was considered unfit for life who by his very existence and survival against all odds changed hospital policies, medical knowledge, procedures, and helped countless numbers of others around the world to receive the medical care that they deserved, who also changed hearts and minds by his boundless capacity for loving others. This boy forced some of the most renowned members of the medical profession to speak these words; “He’s healed, and we don’t have any answers for it.”
A graduate of Morgan County High School, Madison, Georgia, in 2000 and a former member of Bostwick United Methodist Church, Bostwick Georgia, Siloam United Methodist Church, Siloam, Georgia, and a current member of Wilmore Free Methodist Church, Wilmore, Kentucky. An ardent fan of the Asbury University Men’s Glee Club and a lover of dogs. In recent years he built a full time career rocking, and lulling his nephews and nieces to sleep when infants and then moved on to entertaining them as they have grown older. He was the recipient of an endless supply of art work produced by the quartet of budding artists who were constantly praised and encouraged with their artistic endeavors. He was a man of letters, letters written by him to all of the people in his life expressing his love, speaking his frustrations, and giving voice to the pains that he endured as he aged.
John Charles Addison Cowart was not perfect, but he was the perfect son, the perfect brother, the perfect friend, the perfect lover of people, and now the perfected Child of God.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Bostwick United Methodist Church, 5741 Bostwick Road, Bostwick, GA 30623 with Rev. Rick Holt officiating.  Serving as pallbearers are Gregg Peace, Eli Peace, Bill Walker, Rick Leverett, Wayne Cowart, Patrick Tingle, and Ronnie Maxwell.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at the church.  Interment will follow in the Bostwick Cemetery. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register. 

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Rev. Richard Holt
   Posted Wed December 27, 2017
Les, Carol, and all the family: We are going to celebrate a life well-lived and triumphant! This special young man was yours to love for 37 years - 3 months - and 25 days. You have show your love in a tremendous exemplar of the love of Jesus Christ. We will celebrate the freedom he now has in Christ - Thanks be to God!

Betty Cobb
   Posted Wed December 27, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Betty Patrick Cobb.

Carol and Leslie, so sorry to hear of Charles's passing. My thoughts & prayers go out to you. I know your faith will help keep you strong. He was such a blessing to everyone. He was blessed to have you as his parents.

Alice Bone Moore
   Posted Thu December 28, 2017
I was so touched by this unique young man. I do not know you or never had the pleasure of meeting your son but know that he has touched hearts without even knowing them. God has blessed you and your family with such great memories.

Jay River
   Posted Thu December 28, 2017
We wanted to express our sympathies to you at this your time of grief we pray you be strengthened in the days ahead. We like to share a thought that gave us comfort. At Daniel 12:2 , "And many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up, some to everlasting life ..." May this thought bring you comfort as it did our family during our time of loss.


Leon Gentry
   Posted Sat December 30, 2017
I am very sorry for your loss. The Bible gives us comfort and hope when it states
"there is going to be a resurrection."--Acts 24:15

   Posted Sun December 31, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort your mourning hearts. I pray that you find comfort in Revelation 21:3-5. This scripture paints a picture of a world that is very different from what we see today. A world with no more sickness, pain or death...and it is not a dream, it is a promise from God. He promises to reverse the effects of death and resurrect your precious John. You wil never have to say a painful goodbye ever again!
(John 11:11-14, 41-44; Isaiah 33:24)

Sarah Burbach
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Les and Carol,
I just read Charles’ obituary in today’s paper and am so very sorry for all of our loss....because a little bit of Charles belonged to all of us. I am also sorry I didn’t know about the funeral being in Bostwick, for I certainly would have attended. I know you know what the life of Charles meant to so many. I would have loved to seen him “all grown up!” — his picture looks so good.
Please know I am thinking of all of you and remembering special times with Charles....many years ago.