James L. Cowdery, 78, of Reedsville, OH, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 at his residence.

He was born April 14, 1940 in Reedsville, OH, son of the late Kibble L. and Virginia Ellen Wilson Cowdery. He was an avid outdoorsman.

James is survived by three daughters, Carla (Kurt) Kempton, Paula Cowdery (Jack Stone) and Jenny Cowdery; a son, Jeff (Tammy) Cowdery; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; a special cousin, Rosie Taccino and a special friend, Dohrman Reed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra White Cowdery.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, OH. Burial will follow in the Hetzer¬-Kibble Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Amedisys Hospice in Marietta.