Derek Wade Cowan, 40, of Columbia, died Sunday, July 10, 2022 in Knifley.
Derek was a free-spirited, fun-loving and warm-hearted man. He enjoyed doing yard work and helping anyone and everyone, and he never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Lynn Cowan
His mother and stepfather – Rebecca and Fred Thomas of Columbia
Three children – Kiara Cowan of Russell Springs, Cash Cowan of Russell Springs, and Cecilia Salyers of Taylor County
One sister and brother-in-law – Stephanie and Kevin Kruizenga of Campbellsville
One half-brother – Taylor Cowan of Russell Springs
One nephew and two nieces – Maddix Vaughn, Greenlee Vaughn, and Audrey Kruizenga
Two special aunts – Linda Simmons of Glens Fork and Leoda Curry of Campbellsville
Several other aunt, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends
The family has chosen cremation, and family services will be held at a later date.
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.