Jesse Dean Cowling

of Batesville, AR

January 12, 1933 - October 19, 2021

Jesse Dean Cowling, 88, died October 19, 2021 at Wood Lawn Nursing Home, Batesville, Arkansas. The deceased was born January 12, 1933, the son of John P. and Nell Abbott Cowling of Mineral Springs, Arkansas. Jesse grew up, attended and graduated from the public schools of that community. He was also a graduate of Southern Arkansas University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served on active duty with the United States Army from November, 1954 until September of 1956.

On June 10, 1956 Mr. Cowling and Miss Kittie Ruth Davis of Batesville, Arkansas were united in marriage. To their union two sons were born: Kenan Davis and John Barak. Kittie and Barak preceded Jesse in death. He is survived by Kenan and one grandchild, Emma Claire Cowling, the daughter of Barak. Both survivors are California residents.

Jesse Cowlings vocation was working as director of teaching and training ministries for a series of local congregations cooperating with the Southern Baptist Convention. The churches served are all located in Texas and Arkansas. As a retiree JDC prized highly his membership and involvement in First Baptist of Batesville.

At the age of twelve years, Jesse made a spiritual, emotional and intellectual commitment to Christian teachings and practice. Throughout the subsequent phases of his life, he employed the gifts accorded to him in the service of truths and entities larger than himself. His diligence and stewardship of his gifts enriched the life experiences of a considerable number of his fellow passengers aboard the spaceship Earth.

Graveside services will begin at 10:00 am Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm Friday, October 22, 2021 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his honor to Ouachita Baptist University or First Baptist Church.

Service Information
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
510 E. College Ave.
Batesville,  AR 72501
10/22/2021 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Graveside Service
Oaklawn Cemetery
Sidney and Myers Street
Batesville,  AR 72051
10/23/2021 at 10:00am

Oaklawn Cemetery
Sidney and Myers Street
Batesville, AR 72501

Memorial Contributions
Ouachita Baptist University
510 E. College Ave.
First Baptist Church

Batesville, AR 

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
510 College Avenue
Batesville, AR  72501