Harvey Lester Cowling, Jr.
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Harvey Lester Cowling, Jr.

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.




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46 Condolence(s)
Judith Bartram
Douglas,
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Truly gutted, great friend

James Eubanks
Cabot, AR
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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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.

Jean Gribben
London,
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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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

Elvis
Bryant, AR
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Monday, May 10, 2021

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!

Glen Watson
Medford, MA
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Monday, May 10, 2021

Gonna miss bro!!! Wanted more time together as life spun but just wasn't meant to be. ~g

Yvette Carter
Sudbury,
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Monday, May 10, 2021

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

Fred & Lesley
Chepstow,
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Monday, May 10, 2021

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.

Sanghamani
Ipswich,
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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Dear Uncle Sam
I 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 me
in 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 💔

Dunn
Fairhope, AL
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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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

Jen
Clacton,
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

RIP Sam, was always a pleasure & usually a weird & fun filled shift with you, out of work just as crazy, rest easy now xx

John Bozeman
Mena, AR
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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.

Sue
Suffolk,
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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

Alan Chant
London,
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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

Dylan Cowling
Colchester,
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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) 🏍

HARVEY L COWLING SR
BRYANT, AR
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Monday, May 3, 2021

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

Esther
Colchester,
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Monday, May 3, 2021

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

Angie Pert
Southwold,
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Sunday, May 2, 2021

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. 🌹🌹🌹❤️

Susan Hooker
Corby,
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

So sorry for your lost thinking of you all at this sad time uncle cliff susan nick and famliy xxxxx

Lynda ingham.
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Saturday, May 1, 2021


Always a kind word.i will always remember your sence of humor. Xx

Bart Simpson
Tiptree,
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Bless you Sam, rest in piece mate. So sorry to hear of your passing.......,

Amelia Longcroft
Suffolk,
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

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

Darren
Essex,
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

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

Judith
Colchester,
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Sam was always a laugh working with you So not sure of your music though sometimes RIP Now

Bill Meyer
CLACTON-ON-SEA,
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

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.

Bill Meyer
CLACTON-ON-SEA,
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

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.

Mark Linsell
Colchester,
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Missing you too much Brother.
Ride free !

Ian pratt
Frinton,
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

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

Jackie Cowling
London,
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Sam
It'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 Dylan
xxxxx😘🌹

Nina Letts
Colchester,
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

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

Darlene Warner Hogancamp
Bryant, AR
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Friday, April 30, 2021

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.

Dawn Howlett
Harwich,
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Friday, April 30, 2021

R.I.P. Sam, was a pleasure knowing you x

Chris Bagust
Seville,
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Friday, April 30, 2021

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

Hayley Crew
Colchester,
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Friday, April 30, 2021

R.I.P Sam, you will be remembered for all your crazy ways! Fly high 💚

Klaus Reiser
Clacton on sea,
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Friday, April 30, 2021

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

David watkins
Colchester,
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Friday, April 30, 2021

Rest in peace Sam , many a good laugh to be had when he was around

Paul rex
Colchester,
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Friday, April 30, 2021

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.

Lucy
Colchester,
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Friday, April 30, 2021

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

pennie letts
clacton,
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Friday, April 30, 2021

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

Teresa Warner Burrows
Benton, AR
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Friday, April 30, 2021

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.

Nancy Booe Shipe
Bryant, AR
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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Rest In Peace my dear friend! You will be missed by many. Love, nancy

Mark Wise
Benton, AR
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Thursday, April 29, 2021

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.

Nancy Broadway
Benton, AR
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Thursday, April 29, 2021

My condolences to the family. Sam was always one of my favorite people. This is sad news indeed.❤️🙏🏻

Sharon Curtis Williams
Hot Springs, AR
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Thursday, April 29, 2021

So sorry to hear this, prayers for all who loved Sam.

Connie Roland
Garland, TX
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Thursday, April 29, 2021

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.

Joni
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, April 29, 2021

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. 💔❤️

Darla Huie
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Fondest memories. Condolences to
his wonderful family.