BETHLEHEM – James W. Rowland, 69, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013.
He was the son of the late Winslow and Kansas Herron Rowland. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting model cars. He enjoyed teaching at the CDL of Georgia Truck Driving School and retired from Averitt Express as a truck driver with 45 years of truck driving experience.
Survivors include his former wife, Patty Rowland, Monroe; son and daughter-in-law, Rickey and Susan Rowland, Homer; daughter, Kay Rowland and partner Susan Owens, Albany; granddaughters, Stephanie Ellis and husband Brent, Commerce, and Kristin Hooper and husband Andy, Gillsville; and a sister, Gerry King, Gaffney, S.C.
The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice Services, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604. Please specify in memory of James W. Rowland.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.