Scott Allen COWLES

December 20, 1956November 17, 2021

Scott Allen Cowles, age 64, died of complications of Myotonic Dystrophy on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Plano, Texas.

Scott is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Lou (Poetting) Cowles of Carrollton, Texas; his son Dustin, of Carrollton; and two sisters; Desiree (Ken) Frye of Spring Hill, Florida and LaSha (Greg) White of Lakeland, Florida. He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Gene Cowles, and mother, Nancy Carol (Kurtz) Cowles.

Scott was born on December 20, 1956 in Salt Lake City, Utah to parents Billy and Nancy. He graduated from Fort Madison High School, Fort Madison, Iowa in 1975. Scott served two years in the United States Air Force with honorable discharge in 1977.

Scott and Mary Lou were married on July 29, 1978 in Fort Madison, IA. The Cowles family has resided in Carrollton,Texas since 1984 and Scott worked for many of those years beside his father in the construction trade. Scott was a dedicated, loving husband and great father as well as best friend and life-long companion to his son Dustin. They shared many common interests including a passion for the Iowa Hawkeyes and Miami Dolphins, and all things that go with the pomp and showmanship of professional wrestling.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11:00 am on Monday, November 22, 2021, at Hilltop Memorial Park, 1810 Perry Road in Carrollton. Family and friends are welcome to attend and share in celebrating Scott’s life.

Funeral arrangements are made by Metrocrest Funeral Home, Carrollton, TX. Memories and wishes can be shared online at:


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021


Scott Allen COWLES

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Melinda Reece

November 21, 2021

Mary Lou I'm so sorry that you are experiencing such a huge loss in your life. I didn't know Scott but I'm counting on hearing all about him when I visit you. I really can't imagine what you must be going through, but I do know that you have a lot of inner strength. It may not feel like it now but you will be ok..and know that you are not alone you have friends and family that love you very much.. Sending you and Dusty lots of love, hugs, and prayers♡

Keith Halverson

November 20, 2021

I only got to meet Scott once as family. We had come down for Uncle Bill's Funeral. I am saddened that the family had so many cases of Myotonic dystrophy including my wife Jannelle and the William's family with Dolores, Murray and Pam as well. Pam is doing ok. We will miss them all.

Desiree Frye

November 20, 2021

Scott,the middle child in between 2 sisters,He would always want to be in the middle planning things to do to us!He always loved cartoons and stupid shows...He always loved us but acted like he didn't care...As LaSha and I sat and talked with him before he passed He knew we were there and did find out he didn't like light jazz....We know he's in heaven and rejoicing w mom and dad, can't believe you are gone but I know your are free of pain! love you! Desi

La Sha’ White

November 19, 2021

Scotty, I’m the only one that could call you that. You always made me laugh at your comments and terrorized me when I was your little sis. We sat in front of the tv and watched Lawrence welk together on Saturday nights when mom and dad went out. And changed the channel the minute they left! We laughed at the 3 stooges together and you use to hit me joking like moe for fun and you always laughed so hard after doing it. You were the best brother I could of ever had ! And I want you to know you always be in my heart every day! Love you always ! Little sis Sha

Terri Doran

November 19, 2021

Mary Lou, I am so sorry to see about the loss of your husband. Sending sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family
Theresa Timmermeyer Doran

Robert Poetting

November 19, 2021

Scott lives on in the lifetime of memories made, particularly with Dustin. They're like birds of feather. At times when Dustin is telling a story or talking about his day I could just as well be hearing Scott doing the telling. Rest easy, Scott. You've earned it.