Mr. Willie Harold Cowart, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at a local hospital. Mr. Cowart was born in Rome, Georgia on November 17, 1936, son of the late Clarence Cowart and the late Louise Smith Cowart. The Cowart family traveled the Southeast as the Southern Breeze Blue Grass Band. He was a member of the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame, an amazing banjo player and a musician for over 64 years. Mr. Cowart served his country in the United States Marines Corps. He was a plumber and owned his own business, H & D Plumbing, for 36 years. In addition to his parents, Mr. Cowart was preceded in death by his first wife, Rena Jean Carter Cowart, by his daughter, Sarah Darlene Cowart, by his grandson, Chris Cowart, and by one 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 pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Jackie Buchanan and the Rev. Steve Cowart officiating. Interment will follow at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the 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 pm until 8:00 pm. Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 12:30 pm and include: Steve Wright, Jr., Bill Menard, Caleb Thomasson, Bradley Williams, Chad Williams, and Luke Williams. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.
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