Gene E. Cowgur

December 6, 1943 – July 8, 2018

Gene E. Cowgur

            Gene E. Cowgur, son of the late William Cowgur and Viola Hardy Cowgur was born on December 6, 1943 in rural Bloomfield, Missouri and departed this life on July 8, 2018 at the age of 74 years.

Gene was a former employee of Star Manufacturing in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was a Quality Manager.  He was of Baptist Faith and lived in Bridgeton, Missouri.  He was a former member of the Bridgeton City Council, enjoyed woodworking and loved to go fishing.  He was formerly from rural Bloomfield, Missouri.

In 1975, he was united in marriage to Patricia (Helton) Nash.  Mrs. Cowgur preceded him in death on November 17, 2017.

Survivors include; one daughter, Fonda Sue Dodson; one step-daughter, Deborah Fileccia of St. Louis, Missouri; two step-sons, Anthony Nash and Steven Nash (Kimberlie) of St. Louis, Missouri; by one brother, Jack Cowgur (Janet) of Piggott, Arkansas; by two sisters, Doris McNair of Bloomfield, Missouri and Mary Walpole (Larry) of Bloomfield, Missouri; by four grandchildren, James Nash, Collin Nash, Joseph Morales and Toni Fileccia; by two great-grandchildren, Pete Morales and Killian Morales.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Cowgur and one sister, Margaret Abernathy.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dwight Hensley officiating. Interment will follow at North Antioch Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri.