John P. Cowles, 82, of Mt. Carmel, Ill., passed away on June 18, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Dec. 24, 1937, at home in Grayville, Ill., the son of John Riley and Luretta (Keeling) Cowles. John married Nellie Huff on Dec. 11, 1962, and she survives.

John is remembered by his wife, Nellie Cowles; son, John R. Cowles; daughter, Amanda Waggoner; grandchildren, Taylor Waggoner and Riley Waggoner; son-in-law, Jim Waggoner; and son-in-law, Ric Underhile.

John was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers and sisters.

In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation will take place with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.

To view John’s tribute wall and leave a note of condolence for the Cowles family, please visit www.keepesfuneral

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