Herbert "Herk" Coward, Jr.

Oct 24, 2013

CANTON — Herbert “Herk” Lee Coward Jr. passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was the son of Herbert “Cowboy” Coward Sr. of Canton and the late Eileen Coward. Herk had resided at the home of his father, who cared for him during his illness.

Surviving in addition to his father are his sisters, Janet Coward of Waynesville and Debbie Frady of Gray Court, South Carolina and his brother-in-law, Jim Frady of Gray Court, South Carolina. Herk had four dogs that he loved dearly, Dobert, Little Girl, Lucky and Gizmo and they stayed by his side during his illness. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and special friends. Drs. Lawrence and Levreau also held a special place in Herk’s heart.

God took Herk home and he is no longer in pain. He is now in Heaven with his beloved Mother. He was a gentle giant with a big heart and he will be missed more than words can say.

Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Coward family and words of comfort may be shared at www.crawfordray.com.