ANSONIA - C. Darrel Rowland, 75, of Ansonia, passed away early morning Oct. 30, 2012, at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville.
He was born March 16, 1937, in Greenville, son of the late Graden and Margaret (Rhodus) Rowland, In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Ander; and brothers, William E. and Marvin K. Rowland.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Darrel had farmed his whole life as well as co-owned and operated Rowland Truck and Equipment, Inc. He had worked for several years as an operations manager at the former Westinghouse Electric in Union City.
He was a member of the Ansonia First Church of God. He had served eight years on the Ansonia School Board, four of which as president. He had numerous other involvements and activities too numerous to list.
Darrel is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janet A. (Leis) Rowland; children, Connie and husband Tim Thomas of Springfield, Ohio, Rick Rowland of Medway, Ohio, Scott and wife Andrea Rowland of Ansonia; grandchildren, Shauna McComas, Glen (Bridget) Moyer, Jason (Jennifer) Moyer, Amanda Puckett, Tyler Rowland, Justin Rowland, Cody Rowland, Alexa Rowland, and Andrew Rowland; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Nicholas, Rylee, Dylan, Jenna, Owen, Holden, Jayden and Landon; sisters, Carolyn (Dave) Long and Judith E. Rowland, both of Greenville; a brother, Richard "Dick" and wife Georgia Rowland of Kempner, Texas; his mother-in-law, Gertrude Leis of Ansonia; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Janet Leis; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ansonia First Church of God with Pastor David Hackney officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the South Venice First Church of God Building Fund, 351 Orange Road, Venice, FL 34293.Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com