Cover photo for John Rawls's Obituary
John Rawls Profile Photo
1947 John 2023

John Rawls

January 20, 1947 — December 30, 2023

Crystal Springs Ms

John Rawls, also known as "Cowboy," a beloved member of the broadcasting community and a renowned radio host, passed away peacefully at his home on December 30, 2023. Born on January 20, 1947, in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, John's passion for communication and his charismatic personality shaped his impressive career.

John's career in broadcasting spanned several radio stations, where he was both a Newscaster later worked for Texaco Oil Company and Railroad Company in Oklahoma. His distinct voice and ability to captivate listeners made him a trusted source of information and a household name in the industry.

John's educational background included attending Brinkley High School and Texas College. These formative years provided him with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in his chosen field.

Known for his warmth and genuine personality, John touched the lives of many throughout his life. He was a loving son to his parents Fred and Armetha Rawls, a caring brother to A.J. Rawls and Beatrice Davenport, and a loyal friend. John's greatest joy, however, came from being a devoted father to his daughter Armetha Steele and son Brandon Rawls. He took immense pride in their accomplishments and loved them unconditionally.

In addition to being a doting father, John cherished his role as a grandfather to Brandon Rawls Jr. and Aden Black. It brought him great joy to watch them grow and witness the bond they shared with their parents.

Family was of utmost importance to John, as evidenced by his close relationship with his sister Freddie Mae Pendarvius and brother Bishop Rufus Rawls (Ora). Their unwavering support brought comfort during difficult times.

Throughout his life, John fostered meaningful connections with those around him. Alberta "Goldie" Rouser held a special place in John's heart as one of his dearest friends. Their friendship served as a testament to John's ability to form deep and lasting bonds.

John's memory will be cherished by his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. He had a profound impact on their lives and leaves behind a legacy of love and inspiration.

A memorial service to honor John Rawls will be held on January 13, 2024, at Triumph the Church & Kingdom in Jackson, Mississippi. The service will take place from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, with the address being 5302 Queen Mary Ln, Jackson, MS 39209.

John Rawls will forever be remembered for his contributions to the broadcasting industry, his love for family and friends, and his warm spirit that touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His legacy as a passionate radio host and his vibrant personality will continue to resonate with us all. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Rawls, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, January 13, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Triumph the Church & Kingdom

5302 Queen Mary Ln, Jackson, MS 39209

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 212

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree