Last updated: January 15. 2014 12:54PM - 3823 Views
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A Lafayette man was killed in a crash on Hwy 31 E between Westmoreland and Gallatin Monday morning.

Charles Lewis “Chuck” Cowan, age 47, was driving south on the highway in a silver 1990 Toyota when the crash occurred. Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford said that Cowan veered off the road north of Kansas Lane at about 4:30 AM, striking a drain tile and flipping over on the passenger side of the pickup.

Cowan was pronounced dead on the scene by Sumner County EMS.

Cowan was a resident of Lafayette. He was a contract postal worker for Don Buchanan Trucking Company out of Murry, KY. He enjoyed coaching peewee football, and had helped coach MCJH football in the past. He also served as the president of the Macon County Little League for a few years. He was also a former member of the Macon County Board of Education.


Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at 10:00 a.m.

He is survived by: Wife, Molly Taylor Cowan; Daughter, Clarissa Gentry; Son and Daughter-in-law, Chuckie and Krystal Cowan; Granddaughter, Anna Gentry; Parents, Chuck and Linda Grubbs Cowan; all of Lafayette; Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles & Beverly Mitchell of Palmersville, TN; Sisters and brothers-in-law, Teresa and Eric Fleming, Tammie and Mickey Swindle; Brothers and sister-in-law, Joel and Janet Cowan, Toby Cowan, all of Lafayette; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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