Lowell Cowell

Lowell “Frank” Arthur Cowell, 73, of Morgantown, passed away at his home on November 12, 2018, at 8:09 p.m. surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born in Wana  on October 10, 1945, to the late Arthur Gerald Cowell and Bessie Virginia Thomas Cowell. Frank graduated from Clay-Battelle High School in 1963, and machinist school in 1964. He worked for Waynesburg Dairy, Howdershelt Garage, Galis Company and United Electric.

Frank was the owner of several businesses including Cowell Industries, United Maintenance & Manufacturing Inc. L & J Machine Co., Mason-Dixon Supply Company, Tool Box on Wheels and Ozone Security. He enjoyed card games with his dear friends and was an avid golfer.  He also enjoyed playing pool and watching NASCAR. He enjoyed flying as a pilot.  Frank also raced in the NASCAR Winston Cup series from 1981 to 1984, including the Daytona 500 and Firecracker 400.  His best finish was 14th in the Daytona 500 in 1982.

Frank is survived by his loving wife, Jacqualine Carol Wilson Cowell; daughter, Kimberly Hawley and her husband James, of Morgantown; sons, Scott Cowell, of Morgantown and Todd Cowell and his wife Lorie, of Morgantown; sister, Ginger Brookover and her husband Gene; grandchildren, Zachary Cowell, of DC, Erica Hawley, of Morgantown, Travis Hawley, of Morgantown, Cheyenne Cowell and companion Andrew Hoover, of Pt. Marion, Presley Hawley, of Morgantown, Andrew Cowell, of Morgantown, Conard Phillips, of Morgantown, Anthony Cowell, of Morgantown, and London Phillips, of Charlotte N.C.; great-grandchildren, Jaina Stollings, of Milton and Charley Grunau-Hawley, of Morgantown;  niece, Laurie Burks, of Core; great-nephew, Luke Cozort and wife Bree, of Jakes Run; sisters-in-law, Judy Wilson, of Daybrook, Joyce Clark and husband Dave, of Farmington, Jan Wilson, of Daybrook; brothers-in-law, Jerry Wilson and wife Eileen, of Pentress, Jeff Wilson, of Spraggs, Pa., Jim Wilson and wife Carol, of Daybrook; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to his doctors at Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Mon Health Center, their nursing staff and the infusion center, Hospice Care, especially Megan, Tony, Sarah,  Rev. Craig Falkenstine and Rev. Brian Long of Reedsville UMC for all their love and support.

Friends may call at the McCulla Funeral Home from 3-5 p.m. and  7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, and from noon on Friday, Nov. 16,   until the 1 p.m. funeral service with the Rev. Brian Long officiating.  Entombment will follow at Pisgah Cemetery at a later date.

Condolences: McCulla.com.

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