DILWYN, Va. — Frank Allen Cowan Sr., 77 of Mount Rush Highway, Dillwyn, Virginia, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at his residence.

A longtime resident of Henderson, and more recently Kittrell, he was born in Duplin County, North Carolina, on April 23, 1943, and was a son of the late Katie Hedgepeth Cowan and Rufus Allen Cowan.

Surviving are his son, Allen Cowan Jr. and wife, Amber; a grandson, Asa James Cowan, all of Chester, Virginia; a brother, Howard Cowan of Richmond, Virginia; a sister, Gail Giard of Henderson; his caregiver, Kaye Webb Cowan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A retired landscaper, active church member and avid bird-lover, he enjoyed numerous friendships in Virginia and North Carolina.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Sossamon Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to Chesapeake Bay Foundation at https://www.cbf.org/ or Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Attn: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403.

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8.