of Coldchester, England,
March 10, 1958 - April 23, 2021
Harvey Lester ''Sam'' Cowling, Jr., age 63, of Coldchester, England, formerly of Bryant, AR passed away Friday April, 23, 2021. He was born March 10, 1958 in Little Rock, AR. His mother, P.J. Cowling and grandparents, Dutch and L.L. Cowling preceded him in death.Sam was a 1976 graduate of Bryant High School and moved to England in 1978.He is survived by his wife, Jackie Cowling of England; one son, Dylan George Cowling of England; three daughters, Hannah Rose Cowling, Lucy Faye Poole, and Scarlett Belle Cowling all of England; his father, Harvey L. Cowling, Sr. of Bryant; one brother, Michael Cowling of Bryant, AR, and grandchildren, Forrest Henry and Beau Phoenix Poole of England. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
As home grown Bryant Boys I will never forget the friendship we had or the closeness and love of the Bryant group. Our love of old cars and trucks. I will never forget the clothes line incident because I was there. Thank you for always coming to see us when you came home. May God's love pour into Jackie, Rosie, Lucy, Scarlett and Dylan.Love, Chuck Holladay Ps: I will see you again one day old friend.
Truly gutted, great friend
My message is to Sam. Everyone is remarkabley correct. You have always been remarkably " COOL". Truly unique. 1 of a kind. The early times were fun, even if you'd hidden your heart at times. Missed the last 30 years my friend. I'll always remember you. Condolenses to your family in the UK and USA. Many will miss you.
So sorry to hear the sad news. Lovely memories are in my thoughts. Love and condolences to Jackie and all the family from Jean, Alan, Alex and Alistair xxx
Lots of good memories, some of you would remember at the smoking area at Bryant high. We had a good time, won’t for get you brother. Just had a short visit with sally and will keep an eye on him for you see ya!
Gonna miss bro!!! Wanted more time together as life spun but just wasn't meant to be. ~g
Will miss our little chats,lots of memories ,and our sending of lovely music clips .Free to ride those winds with those eagle wings .RIP Sam xx
Sam thank you for your company along with Jackie, Rosie, Lucy, Scarlett & Dylan. Fond memories when were all younger of days & evenings together and camping. Peace to you all.
Dear Uncle SamI remember the moment you pulled up into the drive in Grandad’s old Ford Anglia having just arrived in England from America. You looked so cool! You and Jackie were two of the most influential people for mein our family as I grew up. I spent many happy hours in your family, looking after your beautiful children. I’m so sorry this happened.. you have left a huge gap in the hearts of your family.. I hope you know you were loved deeply 💔
Sam, I’m so glad our paths crossed decades ago. I’m super grateful for our friendship. Thank you for being an amazing friend to me during the toughest times (battling leukemia/cancer) of my life. You always kept me laughing. You were one in a million and I am going to miss you a ton. All of my love and thoughts are with your beautiful family. Rest peacefully, my dear friend. xxx
RIP Sam, was always a pleasure & usually a weird & fun filled shift with you, out of work just as crazy, rest easy now xx
I have never been good at this, but I don't want that to keep me from letting you know the deep sympathy I feel for you at this time. Those who love us never go away. I hope you know that even during this dark time, Sam will always be with you in spirit.
Sam I can’t believe you have left us so soon, I thought we would grow old, crusty and even crabby but it’s not to be and I’m more sorry than I can say. Thank you for all the memories, I will cherish them. How lucky I am to have known you. Rest in peace my friend. Sue X
Sam, Thank you for all the laughs (you had a great one), and the impeccable music recommendations. But most of all, for the wonderful legacy you leave behind - your special family. You're one of a kind, and I miss you. Wherever you are now, I'm sure the music's turned up to 11.Love always,Alan x
Dad you were taken so suddenly from us that it feels unreal. Everyone of my friends I’ve spoke to said how much of a geezer you are and how you always had a crazy story to share and it’s true you did. It will never get easier for me knowing I will never talk to you or receive a dodgy YouTube link of a monkey riding a motorcycle or something completely off topic 🤣 rest easy big man we love you so much! And oh don’t forget (RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT) 🏍
SAM MY FIRST BORN ME AND YOUR MOTHER WE ONE HAPPY COUPLE WE HAD A SON AND WHEN YOUR LITTLE BROTHER MIKE ARRIVED YOU WERE 3 AND YOU WERE ONE PROUD KID WHEN HE STARTED TO WALK YOU SAID MIKEY IL HELP YOU AND WERE BY HIS SIDE ALL THE TIME SON ME AND YOUR BROTHER WILL MISS YOU ONE DAY WE WILL C U AGAIN YOU GAVE ME FOUR WONDERFUL GRAND CHILDREN THEN YOU HAVE 2 GRAND SONS AND I GOT TWO GRT GRANDSONS WE WILL MISS YOU XXXXXX
Sam, I’m so sorry you had to leave us so soon but as my mum would’ve said, you were needed up there. I always remember coming to your house and you always took time to chat to me about music. I thought you were the coolest dad ever and loved seeing, and sharing your passion. Sending love to all those missing you today and always xxx
So sad to hear that Sam has left us....except he hasn’t, he lives on in all our hearts and memories, he was such a laconic wit, always the cool dude. My heart goes out to all his family both sides of the Atlantic, he will be sorely missed.Much love to Jackie, Rose, Lucy, Dylan and Scarlet, thinking of you.Angie. 🌹🌹🌹❤️
So sorry for your lost thinking of you all at this sad time uncle cliff susan nick and famliy xxxxx
Always a kind word.i will always remember your sence of humor. Xx
Bless you Sam, rest in piece mate. So sorry to hear of your passing.......,
It was a huge shock to hear that Sam had gone. I’ll always remember him for his mischievous ways and general coolness, he was always an essential fixture at my mum’s legendary parties back in the day. Never boring! Thanks for all the fun times Sam. Sending love to all his family x
I will miss your humour, mischief, drink sessions and bike storeys. My shifts with you were always fun and was a pleasure knowing such a character.Condolences to the family
Sam was always a laugh working with you So not sure of your music though sometimes RIP Now
Sam, my ol Mate, we will all miss you and the stuff you used to come out with, always remember riding that off road bike of yours, R.I.P. my friend.
Missing you too much Brother. Ride free !
Sam you and your crazy stunts are going to be missed as will your great sense of humour, you will be missed my friend. See you in the next one. Ian
SamIt's been a devastating shock to lose you suddenly like this.We met in 1983 and you relocated to England with me. We made our life here and you gave me the most beautiful 4 children. We had so many happy years together and though in recent times we have lived apart you have been and will always be my soulmate. The love never dies that we share. We will miss the happy times of the 38 years and you shall remain in our broken hearts forever.Ride free now on that super highway Sleep peacefully my darling boy when you're not taking that next ride.Your wife Jackie and the children Rosie, Lucy, Scarlett and Dylanxxxxx😘🌹
My amazing American uncle! You were the very definition of a 'cool uncle'. You never failed to make us smile with your humour and general presence. You will be sorely missed. Rest in peace xxx
To all of Sam’s family. II will always have a special place in my heart for Sam. His sense of humor, his love for old cars (we all know him in his 56 Chevy), his love for music and hanging out with all of his friends and all the adventures that we all went on will always be remembered by all that knew him. Great times, great memories. Great man. I am truly sorry for your loss. Rest easy Sam.
R.I.P. Sam, was a pleasure knowing you x
Sam was a great guy, we were chatting online regularly until the end. His sardonic wit forever kept me on my toes, accompanied by his selection of good rockin’ toons. Our escapades in years gone by will go down as legend.. a heartfelt loss for me and Lourdes, our thoughts are with his family now, rest easy that man xx
R.I.P Sam, you will be remembered for all your crazy ways! Fly high 💚
My red neck number plate he brought me over still has its place in my home ! I loved having an American uncle when I was young!I was quite proud in fact.I had a lot of time for his wit and his dry sense of humour was truly unique x r.I.p. Uncle Sam ❤️ All our love is sent my small family from clacton on sea to Arkansas U.S.A and to my closer cousins & Aunt Jackie Xx
Rest in peace Sam , many a good laugh to be had when he was around
Mate I have some great and funny memories when we have been out riding our motorcycles. Will miss your crazyness. Ride free in the sky. Until we meet again on the other side. Rexy.
My dad ❤️ You were and still are one of a kind. You will always live through me and my children and I will forever remind them of who you were. I love you so very much. Peanut xxx
my dear bro i’m law x you are going to be so missed x thanks for all the funny memories over the years. you will always be in our hearts ♥️ Pennie, Jake, danny and nina x x x
I am so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. Our family has many good memories with Sam back in our younger days. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Rest In Peace my dear friend! You will be missed by many. Love, nancy
So sorry to hear about the passing of a good friend. I remember cruising in his 56 Chevy as teenagers. Sending prayers for you all.
My condolences to the family. Sam was always one of my favorite people. This is sad news indeed.❤️🙏🏻
So sorry to hear this, prayers for all who loved Sam.
I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a truly dear friend to me in High School. Sending love to to his family.
I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you as only He can. I loved Sam. He was super cool- knowing him so far back in years. We had great times. Prayers for you and Mike. 💔❤️
Fondest memories. Condolences tohis wonderful family.