Preston Cowan, 82, of Placid, died Thursday, Feb. 14 in Placid. A funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Joe Shaw officiating. Burial followed in Placid Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Deeds, James Deeds, Chuck Cauthorn, Buck McKinzie, Ronnie McBee, Albert Rodriguez, Robbie Lake and Michael Jordan. Honorary pallbearers were L.W. Turnell, Elmo Turnell, Darrell Turnell, Mark Poe, Jayton Allen, Frank Garza, Jack Finnegan, Joe Dan Finnegan and Dewey Anderson. Mary McBee, Glenda McBee, Betty McBee and Brian and Tammy Mackey all sang during the service. Born May 16, 1919, in Fort Bend County, he was the son of William and Virgie (Turner) Cowan. He married Novella Andrews on Sept. 9, 1966 in Friona. He served as McCulloch County Commissioner, working for the county for 47 years before assuming the position. He was a member of the Rochelle School Board for 17 years and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his wife, Novella, of Placid; three sons, Gaylon Cowan and wife, Donna of Antioch, Calif., Waylon Cowan and wife, Connie, of Del Rio and Scott Cowan and wife, Katherine, of Miles; a daughter, Cenith Lane of Dallas; two brothers, Raymond Cowan of Brownwood and Odell Cowan of Sweetwater; three sisters, Alda Deavers, June Greshom and Tressa Finnegan, all of Brownwood; two grandsons, Sterling and Bo; nine granddaughters, Sandy, Christy, Chelsea, Ashten, Bridget, Stormi, Sandrea, Chaquowa and Ashley; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, his first wife, Winona, and two brothers, Truman and Herman Cowan, preceded him in death.