EDWARDS, NY – Everette George Cowles Jr., 86, formerly of Edwards, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Feb. 28, 2021, at his son Robert Cowles’ home in Harrisville, where he had been cared for since the passing of his wife in December 2020. He was under the care of Friends of Lewis County Hospice.
Everette was born on July 29, 1934, in Watertown, NY, son of the late Everette George Sr. and Ella May (Sixberry) Cowles. He attended Copenhagen School. Most of his life he was a logger, owning his own equipment.
On Jan. 30, 1955, he married Janice Marie Baxter at the Copenhagen Methodist Church. The couple was married for 66 years when Janice predeceased him on Dec. 20, 2020.
Survivors include five children, Marcia (Dave) Fuller of Gouverneur; Donald (Carol) Cowles of Hermon Dekalb; Robert (Laurie) Cowles of Harrisville; Larry (Lori) Cowles of Fullerville; Bruce (Marty Law) Cowles of Gouverneur; as well as over 24 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
He was predeceased by a son, Randy Cowles who died on Nov. 3, 2011.
Everette enjoyed watching NASCAR, basketball and working on cars.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, a Celebration of Life gathering will be held in the spring in honor of Everette and his late wife Janice.
Arrangements are with Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.
Condolences can be made at www.lundyfuneralhome.com.