Jackie Earl Cowling

May 20, 1931January 23, 2012

Jackie “Jack” Earl Cowling, 80 of West Salem, IL passed away Monday, January 23, 2012 at his residence.

Jack was born June 20, 1931 in Browns, IL. His parents were Earl and Ethel (McRoberts) Cowling. He married Nancy Baker, March 29, 1968 at the Marion Christian Church of West Salem, IL and she survives.

Jack worked at Champion Lab for 25 years. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Albion, IL. He loves his family, especially enjoying his grandkids and grand dogs.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, 2 daughters; Brenda Lea (Jahue) Briggs of West Salem, IL, Anita Sue (Mark) Pettigrew of Albion, IL, 5 grandchildren; Jason Allen Briggs, Jennifer Rose Briggs, Crystal Lynn Smith, Harold Robert Briggs and Mariah Dawn Pettigrew, and 2 great-grandchildren; Benjamin Eveland and Ava Briggs, 10 nieces and 4 nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters; Margaret Jean Kissen, Mary Ann Cowling, Shirley June Weir, Beverly Jane Reynolds, and 2 brothers; Robert James Cowling, Sr. and Donald Leon Cowling, Sr., and one nephew; Barkley Cowling.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 2:00PM at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, IL. Burial will be in Browns cemetery in Browns, IL. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00PM at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Browns Cemetery, American Cancer Society or the Edwards County Senior Citizens.

Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Noel Madding

January 27, 2012

Mariah, Anita, Mark P. Just a note to let you know that you are in my prayers and thoughts at this time of your loss. Noel Madding

January 26, 2012

Nancy and girls, I am so sorry for your loss. I just want to say he was a very great man to have known. I am pleased to have known him and all of you. Sending prayers for all of you at this time of your loss GLENNA AND QUINN HUNLEY

January 25, 2012

Aunt'll be in our thoughts. Uncle Jack was a very special person & we're going to miss him terribly. Love you much - Linda, Jerry & Family (Flower Mound, TX)

Darrel Buckles

January 25, 2012

Nancy, I want you to know you're in my thoughts and prayers.

sandy and ed kramer

January 25, 2012

Prayers are with you. going to miss Uncle Jack He could alyways make you smile and laugh!!!!

Love Sandy and Ed and family

Janice Senecal

January 24, 2012 are in my thoughts and prayers. Jack was a sweet man you were very lucky to have him........Janice Senecal