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Visitation at the Church

Grosses Creek Baptist Church
Wednesday July 22nd, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Grosses Creek Baptist Church
Wednesday July 22nd, 2020

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Graveside Service

Grosses Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Thursday July 23rd, 2020

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Rex Arnold Rowland


Rex Arnold Rowland, age 91, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at Smyth County Community Hospital.

Rex was born April 15, 1929 in Chilhowie, Va. to the late Reeves Lillard and Myrtle Ann Matheson Rowland. He loved his family, and was always smiling and loving life. To the grandchildren he was "Papaw", but to many he was "Mr. Fix It". Rex could fix anything from a clock to a car. He was retired from Alcoa (Reynolds Aluminum Metal). He will be missed at his regular stops – Wednesday's it was SNAPS, Thursday's the Chilhowie Farmers Market, and he loved to "trade" at the Thrift Store. Rex was a life-long member of Grosses Creek Baptist Church and also the oldest male member. Right now he is walking on the streets of gold, waiting on his Cinderella and the rest of his loving family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Roland and Thomas Jefferson "TJ" Rowland; and a son-in-law, Gerald Blevins.

Rex is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Cinderella Teaters Rowland of Marion, Va.; son, Gayle Rowland and wife, Janet of Chilhowie, Va.; daughters, Ann Blevins, and Sue Stevenson and husband, Larry, all of Marion, Va.; granddaughters, Pam Rowland and Brittany Stevenson; grandson, Cody Stevenson; great-grandson, Jarod Kenney; sisters, Geneva Pickle and Joann Crockett; brother, Burl Rowland; and several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Dr. Emory Robinette for years of care; and to Smyth County Community Hospital, Dr. Green, Dr. Stiltner, and staff for their excellent care.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Grosses Creek Baptist Church, 307 Grosses Creek Road, Chilhowie, Va. 24319 with Pastor George Jessee and Pastor Dennis Eller officiating. Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Grosses Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the church.

To share memories of Rex Arnold Rowland, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Rex's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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The Lord got a good man. I will miss you Rex.

Bill Moran Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

Ann and Sue, so sorry to read about your fathers death. Love and prayers for all of you. Linda Hanshew

Linda Hanshew Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

Sue Im sorry to hear about your loss of Rex as I am glad to have known him and shared many memories. The Lord knows our destiny and time here on earth but Rex is in a land of no pain now while you are suffering and feeling a tremendous loss day by day you will make it as will Ann also. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ann Im always here for you dear. Love Joseph Hutton Jr.

Joseph Hutton Jr. Jul 22 2020 12:00 AM

Rex Rowland and I worked togeather from day one at Reynolds. I have had no better friend inthis life than Rex. We spent so many good times at the plant along with Bob Bruin. Rex was always willing to help when I got in trouble. As was said he cold fix anything. I will never forget him. Mrs. Rowlan and Faimily, I am so sorry I was unabe to attend services. I willbe praying for you and by Gods Grace we will all meet again sometime. God Bless all. "Bill" and June Shaffer

Willian Conley (Bill) Shaffer Jul 22 2020 12:00 AM

Sue and Family so sorry to hear about your Dad. You are in our thoughts and Prayers. God Bless each of you during this difficult time. Don & Linda Hutton & Family

don & linda hutton & family Jul 22 2020 12:00 AM

Cindy and family I am so sorry to hear of Rex's passing. You are in our prayers.

Thelma Blevins Poe Jul 21 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Ann, Sue, and family, We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I know how very close you were to him and your Mom. He was a wonderful man, and you will have lots of memories to cling to. I am so sorry that I won't be able to be with you, but my thoughts and prayers will be there. I love you all and will keep you close to my heart. Helen

Helen and Glen Vernon Jul 21 2020 12:00 AM

Cindy & family. So sorry to hear of Rex's passing. He & Bob were such good friends. Prayers for all. Love you. Yvonne Runyon Family

yvonnerunyon@yahoo.com Jul 21 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rex Rowland

yvonnerunyon@yahoo.com Jul 21 2020 12:00 AM

Ann, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I did not know him but you spoke so fondly of him.

Darlene Hoover Jul 21 2020 12:00 AM

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