Milton COWLINGFebruary 10th, 2020 | Paid Obituary
Milton Paul Cowling, age 67, of Texarkana, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 7, 2020. Milton was born on January 10, 1953 in Nashville, Arkansas to Earl Cowling and the former Bernice Tiffin. He graduated from Mineral Springs High School in 1971, and from Southern State College, (SAU) Magnolia, Arkansas in 1976, where he received a bachelor's degree in voice and was involved in track and field. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in 1980 with a Master's in Religious Education. He later returned to seminary and earned a Master's in Education in 1991. He served in several Arkansas churches as minister of education/music and as pastor including First Baptist, Warren, First Southern Baptist, Bryant, First Baptist Prescott, First Baptist Dardanelle, and Central Community Church, Harrisburg. He enjoyed watching, coaching, and officiating baseball and football. He also loved hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was singing with his family. He loved spending time with his grandsons, who he dearly loved. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Rozan Smith Cowling, a daughter, Laura, a son, Ross his wife, Marsha Prescott Cowling, and their sons, Jaxson and Denton, all of Texarkana. He is also survived by his brother, Kendall Cowling of Nashville, his sister Sandra Langley of Homer, Louisiana, and his brother, Shelby Cowling of Texarkana. A celebration of his life will be at 1:00 P. M. Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Texarkana, Texas, with Dr. John Webb, Dr. Shelby Cowling, and Rev. John Cowling officiating. Graveside services will be at Wilson Cemetery in Lewisville, Arkansas at 3:00 P. M. Wednesday. The family will receive friends at Texarkana Funeral Home, Arkansas from 6 PM until 8 PM Tuesday. Online registration is at www.texarkanafuneralhome.com.