Billy Black Cowart
Billy Black Cowart, age 89 of Cleveland, Texas passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020. He was born June 5th, 1930 at home in Staley, Texas to parents Dessau and Verria Cowart who preceded him in death along with his brother, C.D. Cowart; and sister, Elizabeth Cowart Smith.

Billy was a veteran of the Korean War and held the rank of Master Sargent. Billy retired from Southwestern Bell in 1980 after 30 plus years of service. He then went back to his first love of ranching full time until his death on March 18, 2020 and was still calling the cows routinely each evening.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Anna Lou Cowart of Cleveland, Texas; sons, Byron Cowart and wife Ruth of Montgomery, Texas and John Kerry Cowart and wife Lisa of The Woodlands, Texas; brother, Sidney Lee "Trig" Cowart of Staley, Texas; sister, Fannie Jean Cowart White of Huntsville, Texas; 3 granddaughters, Annamarie Cowart, Gabrielle Cowart and Madison Cowart; and 1 grandson, Jacob Cowart.

A graveside service officiated by Rev. Reagan Cooksey will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 23, 2020 at Center Hill Cemetery, Oakhurst, Texas. Pallbearers will be Larry Fowler, Randy Hunter, David Hooker, Johnnie Berger, Charlie Pierce, Dean Cowart. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Shockley Chapel Cemetery Assn. of Dodge, 100 Pierce Road, Oakhurst, Texas 77359.

Published on March 20, 2020


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A. E. Ballew
Mar 22, 2020
Worked with Billy back in the 1960,s in Cleveland. Was in the line gang and we made union meeting in Conroe together with the people with the Conroe Tel. Co. I went back to Houston and lost contact with him. Sorry for your loss.

Shanda Olds
Mar 22, 2020
A memorial tree was planted in memory of Billy Black Cowart.  Plant a tree
Stephanie Gallien
Mar 22, 2020
Mr. Billy you will truly be missed. Rest in heaven sir. Stephanie Gallien from Reunion Court of the Woodlands
Kathy Abercrombie Wingate
Mar 22, 2020
I was woking at the Driver License office in Huntsville. Mr Cowart was my next customer. We got his license renewed and then had a nice chat. Well come to find out my Daddy had trained him At Southwestern Bell. Wow what a small world! I’m sure Mr Cowart and my Daddy are swapping some good stories about their time at Southwestern Bell together! What a home coming that must have been! I love you Mr Cowart. Prayers for your family to find peace and comfort at this difficult time. It’s time to go try your new wings. RIP my friend.
Kay Nabors Fountain
Mar 20, 2020
Mr Cowart was such a nice man. I enjoyed our visits at the bank so much. He and Mrs Cowart honored me by attending my retirement party in 2017. It meant so much me. I am praying for peace and acceptance for all who love him.