David Leon McCowan

March 3, 1931May 19, 2013

David Leon McCowan, age 82 of Morris, AL was born in Decatur, AL on March 3, 1931 and passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Annie McCowan; and a sister, Christine Duckett. Leon is survived by his loving family, his wife of 62 years, Marion Creel McCowan; a daughter, Wanda McCowan Carlisle (Mike); and a son, David McCowan (Rhonda); brother, James McCowan of Eugene, OR; grandchildren, Lauren Bailey (Chad), Kristie Duncan (David), and Scott Carlisle (Beverly); great grandchildren, Adeline Bailey, Michael Carlisle, Oliver Duncan, and Caleb Carlisle.

Leon was a graduate of Mortimer Jordan High School. He was a veteran of the US Navy and proudly served his country from 1950-1954. He retired from PEMCO (Hayes International) and was an active member and deacon of Enon Baptist Church.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel from 5 until 8 PM with services Wednesday at the chapel beginning at 11 AM. Interment will follow in Creel Cemetery in Morris. The family asks that donations please be made to Enon Baptist Church Children’s Building Fund, 724 Morris Majestic Road, Morris, AL 35116.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 21, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Joyce Barnwell Blocker

June 6, 2013

Ms. Marion, So sorry to hear of your loss. I still remember your family even though I have been away for many years. You may not even remember me. My parents were Emery & Eloise Barnwell. With all my love.

Hazel Taylor Johnson

May 22, 2013

So sorry to hear of Leon's death. My prayers are with you Marion and the family. Recall so many good times with Leon on the softball field. I can hear him now, Now, Hazel, wait on the ball before you swing! Good man, walked the talk! Love to the family.

May 22, 2013

Marion, David & Wanda, I'm sorry to hear about Leon's passing. He and Daddy (Dupree) were close as brothers. I remember on many many occasions he stopping at the house on his way home from work just to talk in garage while Daddy was working on someones vehicle. May God bless all of you during this time of loss.

Diane Giles Caffee

May 21, 2013

Marion, I'm so sorry to hear about Leon passing away. You both were so good to me and my boys and we loved you very much.You were a such a blessing and very special to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

May 21, 2013

Mrs. Marion - I am so sorry to hear of Leon's passing. I remember spending many hours with him on the softball field. Those were happy times. Leon was always cheerful and encouraging. He was also a Godly example for all his family and friends. We will miss him! I'll be praying for you, Wanda, David and their families. Brenda Abbott

Sara Lovda Logue Schauer

May 21, 2013

Marion, I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and your family through this difficult time.