Dock Russell Cowsert

December 12, 1927May 19, 2011

Dock Russell Cowsert

Lovingly known as "Bud" to his family and close friends. Born December 12, 1927 in Bartlett, Texas to James Durrell "J.D." and Lillie Mae Cowsert. He had one sister, Helen Ruth. Dock grew up and attended school in Bartlett, graduating from Bartlett High School in 1945.

He enlisted into the United States Air Force, working on military planes. He was part of the 524th Fighter Squadron, 27th Special Ops Wing. His call to duty included tours in WWII and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the military with the Rank of USAF Senior Master Sgt. in July of 1966.

Dock married the love of his life, Joyce Lora Peschel, on November 1950. The two made Austin, Texas their home.

In October of 1970, the United State of America Federal Aviation Agency presented Dock with a pilot and helicopter license.

He retired from The Texas Highway Dept. after 19 years of flying planes doing aerial photography. His hobbies included metal, work, updating Bartlett City Cemetery listings, participating in events and parades around Bartlett, active water skier and boater in younger life, and farming on his ranch he nicknamed "Cow Chip Ranch"

He will be remembered as a strong willed man, always willing to help others and ask for nothing in return, always had a smile no matter what was going on and a loving husband to Joyce for 60+ years.

Preceded in death by his parents James Durrell "J.D." and Lillie Mae Cowsert and sister Helen Ruth.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Cowsert of Austin, sister-in-law Gloria Sky and partner Raymond Wise of Elgin, nephew James T. Sky and partner Dawn Newman of Elgin, niece Christy C. Sky and husband Steve Castillo and son Alexander of Kissimmee, FL, nephew Kenneth Young and wife Ellen of Simi Valley, Ca., great nephew Jayson Young and wife Amber and daughters Alexis and Emma of Mansfield, great nephew Justin Young and wife Amy of Bartlett, nephew Dr. Russell Young and wife Jana and daughter Anna and son Zachary of Marietta, Ga.

He will be missed by all people's lives he touched.

Arrangements under the direction of Goodnight Funeral Home, Bartlett, TX.


  • Graveside Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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George Lewis

May 26, 2011

Thank you, Dock, for your service to our country.

David Rodriguez

May 26, 2011

Rest in peace God Bless

Robin Robison

May 25, 2011

You were an Honorable man A wonderful husband and a very good friend.I will keep your memories close to my heart and will miss you dearly! May God Bless you and your family Dock. My prayers are with you all.

Mary & George Mendoza

May 24, 2011

The Lord bless thee,and keep thee:
The Lord make his face shine upon thee,and be gracious unto thee:

Lois Vaughn

May 24, 2011

It's hard to know what to say, except that I'm thinking of you in friendship and in sympathy.

Shawna Martin

May 24, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Please accept my gratitude for Bud's service to our country.

Goodnight Funeral Home

May 23, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time