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Franklin Pierce McGowan III

June 16, 1960 — February 15, 2023




Franklin Pierce McGowan III
Greenville, SC

Franklin Pierce McGowan III, age 62, of Greenville passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at his residence, from complications of diabetes.

Born in Greenville, Pierce was a son of Eugenia Lee Bryant McGowan of Greenville and the late Judge Frank P. McGowan Jr. He graduated from Christ Church Episcopal School and attended USC and Gardner-Webb. He had worked for General Wholesale Distributors. Mr. McGowan was a member of First Presbyterian Church and had served in the US Navy.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his brother and sister-in-law, Bryant and Alison McGowan of Columbia and their three children, Reed, Harriet, and Bryant; a special friend Holly Cochran of Greenville; aunts, Edith Bryant Smith and Virginia McGowan Smith; uncle H. Bronson Smith; and many cousins. 

Funeral services will be Monday, February 20, 2023 at 11:00AM in the Harper Chapel of First Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:45AM until 10:45AM. A private committal service will take place prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Washington Street, Greenville, SC 29601, Community Foundation of Greenville, 630 E. Washington Street, Greenville, SC 29601 or the charity of one's choice.

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Monday, February 20, 2023

9:45 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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Monday, February 20, 2023

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