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David Joe Coward

September 29, 1946 — August 16, 2023

David Joe Coward, a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully in Spartanburg, SC, on August 16, 2023. Born on September 29, 1946, in Greenville, SC, to the late Ruthel Grady Coward and Lila Mae Coward, David was a man of wisdom and generosity, whose life was marked by a deep love for his family and community.

David graduated from Parker High School in 1965 and went on to serve his country through the Army specialist training. His dedication and discipline were evident in his professional life as well. David had an extensive career in the loan and finance business, where his wisdom and generosity were greatly appreciated by his colleagues and clients. He later served as a department manager at Lowe's Home Improvement, where his leadership and dedication were highly valued.

David was a man of many interests. He was an avid reader, always eager to learn and expand his knowledge. His love for the outdoors was evident in his passion for gardening and landscaping. He took great pride in his garden, which was a testament to his hard work and dedication. David also had a keen interest in ancestry research and was a significant contributor to the Find A Grave community. His contributions to this platform are a testament to his deep respect for history and his commitment to preserving the memory of those who came before us.

David was predeceased by his beloved wife, Effie Lee Coward, his father, Ruthel Grady Coward, his mother, Lila Mae Coward, and his brother, Ted Louis Coward. He is survived by his son, Joe Coward, his daughter-in-law, Debra Coward, four grandchildren and their spouses, and six great-grandchildren. David's love for his family was boundless. He was a loving father, a doting grandfather, and a cherished great-grandfather. His wisdom, generosity, and love will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.

David's life was a testament to his loving nature, his generosity, and his wisdom. He was a man who believed in the power of knowledge, the beauty of nature, and the importance of family. His legacy will live on in the hearts of his loved ones and in the many lives he touched throughout his life. David Joe Coward will be remembered as a man of integrity, a loving family man, and a respected member of his community. His memory will be cherished by all who knew him.

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