Jacque McCoid Cowherd died Oct. 5, 2013 at the University of Missouri Medical Center surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 5, 1926 at home, in Sedalia, to Allen McCoid and Farrie F. Lawson Cowherd.
He attended Whittier Elementary School and graduated from Smith-Cotton High School with the Class of 1943. Being young for the draft, he worked at the Missouri Pacific Shops one year before joining the United States Navy. Jacque served on the LST 590 during the WWII in the South Pacific. Many of his shipmates still gather for a Reunion each year, as such, many stop by to see him. After his Honorable discharge at the close of WWII, he came back to Sedalia to work at the Missouri Pacific Shops as an Electrician Apprentice. He later worked 37 years for the United States Postal Service in Sedalia.
He was married to D. Pauline Wadell on June 24, 1950, in Warrensburg, who preceded him in death, Sept. 23, 2009. They are the parents of three children: son, Dr. Jacque A. Cowherd (wife Karen), Fulton, daughter, Cathleen A. Watts (husband Steven), Alpharetta, Ga., and daughter, Susan L. Duckworth (husband Michael), Springfield. Their six grandchildren include: Sara L. Wilson (husband Jason), St. Louis.; Allen M. Cowherd, Corpus Christi Texas; Clayton S. Watts and Spencer M. Watts, Alpharetta, Ga.; Cole M. Duckworth (wife Corinne), Richardson, TX; and Rachel L. Duckworth, Kansas Cit; and great granddaughter, Addison L. Wilson, St. Louis.
He was baptized in the 2nd Congregational Church in Sedalia.
He was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Surviving are sisters: Dorothy Berry (husband John), and Mary Ford, plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding him in death are his parents, brothers William L. Cowherd and Harold L. Cowherd, sister Marjorie H. Hedrick, and son-in-law Michael A. Duckworth.
He loved his family and always glad to see them. He enjoyed making a small garden and going fishing.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Downing, Jr. officiating. Pallbearers will include Grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to donor’s choice, in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.