Mr. Floyd Scott Cowan Sr. of Sutherlin passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the age of 73. 

Born on Nov. 1, 1946 in Danville, he was the son of William Buron and Lela Scearce Cowan and was married to Phyllis Ryan Cowan.

Scott was a member of Arbor Baptist Church and chairman of the board for Laurel Grove Fire and Rescue. He was head of Quality Control for Lorillard Tobacco Company for 37 years.

In addition to his wife, Phyllis, he is survived by daughter-in-law, Kristin Minter Cowan, and grandson Connor Cowan of Garner, North Carolina; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Floyd Scott Cowan Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Arbor Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Davis officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in the fellowship hall at Arbor Baptist Church and other times at the home.

The family requests in lieu of flowers consider, Arbor Baptist Church, 15120 River Road, Sutherlin, VA 24594 or Laurel Grove Fire and Rescue, 2081 Laurel Grove Road, Sutherlin, VA 24594.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.