Rowland, Joseph P. “Joe” (2009)

Obituary of Joseph P. “Joe” Rowland ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mr. Joseph P. “Joe” Rowland, age 93 of Marion passed away Tuesday March 17, 2009 at the McDowell Hospital. Mr. Rowland was born in Halifax County on August 10, 1915 and was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Zilliar Rowland. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Marion.

Surviving Mr. Rowland are his wife of 70 years, Helen Sparks Rowland of the home; four children: Joe Rowland and wife Diana of Cypress, TX, Jerry Rowland and wife Olivia of Winston-Salem, Joyce Hall and husband Rev. Jerry Hall of Dunn and Janice Smith and husband Dr. David Smith of Lenoir; half brother Z.P. Rowland of Halifax; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Thursday March 19, 2009 at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Marion with Dr. Scott Hagaman and Rev. Terry Childers officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 am at the church. A private graveside service was held prior to the memorial service. Westmoreland Funeral

Home and Crematory is assisting the family. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday March 25, 2008 Volume 15 # 12