Robert William Cowman, age 53, of Austin, Texas passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Heartland Health Care Center surrounded by family.
Rob was born December of 1962 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Robert G. Cowman and Connie Patton. He is survived by his son Robert Scott Cowman, loving mother Connie Patton, father Robert Cowman, stepfather Jack Patton, brother and sister-n-law Russell and Barbara Cowman, nephew Connor Cowman and niece Cara Cowman.
Rob grew up in Houston, Texas until the age of 13 when he and his family moved to Austin. As a child, Rob (Robby) spent countless hours with his brother Russell (Rusty) Cowman. They were born 361 days apart and for 4 days each year they shared the same age.
Their passion was baseball and they always had someone to play catch with. Rob excelled at the game and was a consistent member of the All Star teams of his youth baseball league. Rob played varsity baseball at Anderson High School in Austin and went on to play for Blinn Jr. College in Brenham.
After graduating from Texas State University, Rob served in the United States Marine Corps from 1989-2001. He was a decorated officer that rose to level of Captain. Rob loved being a Marine and that helped develop and mold his love for his country. He always considered his service to his country as one of his greatest accomplishments in life.
Once Rob completed his service to his country, he used his leadership skills to serve as general manager at local Austin businesses. He had a passion for writing and fantasy football and used those skills to be an innovator in the field of delivering online fantasy football advice.
Rob’s fantasy football team, the Leathernecks, was always a strong competitor in the Scholz Eight fantasy football league. Rob loved the competitive nature of playing fantasy football but he loved his friends that he competed against more.
Rob’s greatest accomplishment and biggest source of pride is his son, Robert Scott Cowman. Rob Jr. will be a senior at Westwood High School and is a member of the ROTC. He plans to use the skills he inherited from his father to follow in his footsteps as an officer and a gentleman. We thank him in advance for his future service to our country.
Services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church Friday, August 5th at 1:00 PM. Interment will be at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen Texas. Memorial donations may be given to Kindred at Home Hospice Services.