William “Bill” Fredrick McCowan

Bill McCowan, 88, of Greenwood, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 12, 2014. He was a resident of the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Home in Anderson, S.C.

Mr. McCowan was of the Presbyterian faith and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greenwood, S.C. He retired as Budget Director for Dow Chemical and was Controller for Texize Chemicals of Mauldin, S.C. prior to its merger with Dow.

He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Navy Seabees on Mactan Island in the Philippines.

Mr. McCowan is survived by his wife, Lottie Woods McCowan; daughters, Chris Crist and her husband, Earl, of Florida, Kelli LeBlanc and her husband, Joel, of Greenville; step-daughter Gaye Godfrey Watson of Greenville; step-son Brad Godfrey of Greenwood; and step-grandson Will Watson of Greenville.

Mr. McCowan was preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn “Pudge” Elizabeth Ward McCowan.

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he was the son of the late Riley Comfort McCowan and the late Belle Stevens McCowan.

An avid golfer, Bill once scored two consecutive “holes in one” during the same round of golf at Fox Run Country Club in Simpsonville, S.C.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 108 East Cambridge Ave., Greenwood, S.C., with Rev. Dr. Kyle Hite officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

A gathering of friends and family celebrating Mr. McCowan’s life will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, Simpsonville, S.C.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to P.H. Healthcare, Patriot Hospice, 54 Bear Dr. Greenville, S.C. 29605.

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